If you're concerned about your parent's well-being, it may be time to consider a senior living facility for them. Here are four signs that will help you decide if it's time to make some changes to your parents living arrangements.
They're Losing Weight
Are your parents suddenly losing weight? The first thing you should do is take them for a physical to rule out any medical conditions that may be causing the weight loss. Once you've ruled out medical causes, take a look around their home. Are their cupboards bare? Is their refrigerator filled with spoiled food?
If you answered yes to these questions, your parents may be having difficulty providing for their own meals. If they have the funds to purchase their food, but it's being neglected, it may be time to consider assisted living. A senior living facility will ensure that your parents receive proper nutrition.
They Have Unexplained Injuries
When you visit your parents do they have unexplained bruises or injuries? If they do, they may be trying to hide accidents that they've had. Frequent injuries could be a sign that your parents are falling or losing their balance and running in to things. If your parents are suffering from frequent injuries, they may require the additional care that a senior living facility could provide.
They're Falling Behind On Their Personal Hygiene
Do your parents seem to wear the same clothes over and over again? Do their clothes appear to be dirty? If so, they may be unable to care for their own laundry needs. If your parents are no longer bathing, they may be having difficulty getting in and out of the tub. If personal hygiene has become difficult for your parents, a senior living facility will be able to provide them with the assistance they need.
They're Exhibiting Uncommon Behavior
If your parents are suddenly behaving in a manner that is uncommon for them, it may be time for them to have supervised care. This is particularly important if their behavior could pose a threat to them. For instance, are they leaving home in the middle of the night, or getting lost in familiar places? If your parents are becoming a danger to themselves, it may be time to consider a move to a senior living facility.
It can be difficult to decide when your parents need to move to a senior living facility. The information provided here will help you make the right decision.Share
6 November 2015
My mother had been living with my family for about four years before her health got so bad that I couldn't keep her in my home any longer. At that point, I really had no choice but to find a comfortable nursing home for her to move into. This wasn't an easy decision for me to make, but it was the only thing I could do to ensure she was getting the best care possible during her final days. I was pleased to find a wonderful nursing home that provided her with amenities that she could enjoy and a caring staff that would care for her. If you are second-thinking taking your loved one to a nursing home, stop and read my blog where you will find out how much good it can do for your loved one and yourself.