Assisted living is a long-term care alternative to other living communities that can be an enormous benefit to seniors needing some help with the activities of daily living who may require as much medical care as you’d find in a nursing home.
Some frequent signs that may suggest your parent could benefit from an assisted living community may include:
Loss of interest in hobbies
Loss of mobility or increase in falls
No longer can perform daily chores, like preparing meals or grooming
Needing reminders to take medication
Signals of neglecting household maintenance
Visible weight gin or loss or gain
Daily living services can assist with:
Personal hygiene including bathing, grooming and dressing
Moving and getting around
Shopping and meal prep
Life and household management
One of the main challenges for seniors is isolation and lack of social contact. Assisted living communities provide much needed social activities and companionship with other persons in their age group that seniors living at home alone or with families don’t always receive.