Assisted living can help improve the overall wellness and health of an adult who may need a little assistance now and then with certain activities. They do not require complete 24/7 skilled nursing care, however. It’s sort of a step in between their complete independent living and constant skilled nursing care.
It’s not an easy decision, however, to make the move from the home your loved one has enjoyed for years to that of an assisted living community. Regardless, there comes a certain time at which many adults are simply better off in this type of setting. How do you know if it’s time to consider an assisted living community for mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, or some other aging loved one?
Here are some things to consider.
Is Your Loved One Exhibiting Poor Hygiene?
As people age, it becomes harder and harder to care for themselves. Wellness and overall health are greatly contributed to by cleanliness. Infrequent laundry and bathing, dirty nails, messy hair, and body odor may point to the need for an assisted living community.
Is Your Loved One Hoarding?
Hoarding is a problem for all ages, but it can also happen as people age. They are reluctant to let go of things from the past. What’s the problem? Hoarding can lead to unsafe conditions. It may present unsanitary living conditions, create a fire hazard, and block emergency care responders from caring for an individual.
Is Your Loved One Mismanaging Their Finances?
They’re called your “Golden Years”. Unfortunately, many scammers and frauds take advantage of older adults. It is not uncommon for finances to be mismanaged, oftentimes through no fault of their own.
Additionally, you may have noticed a growing pile of debt. Collectors may be calling more frequently, you’ve seen unpaid bills, etc. In assisted living, the chances of financial mismanagement are significantly decreased.
Is Your Loved One Experiencing Increased Frailty – a Decline in Health?
At least one chronic medical condition is experienced in Americans age 50 and older, to the tune of approximately $70 million! The chance of a chronic health crisis occurring increases as conditions require more and more care. To prevent a crisis, an assisted care community is suggested.
Does Your Loved One Feel Lonely or Isolated?
Loneliness and isolation can, for many older adults, lead to severe health issues. Chronic health issues are linked to depression which is linked to a lack of community. This can range from heart disease to dementia and everything in between.
An active social life is not only possible but provided and encouraged at today’s assisted living communities.
What Does Assisted Living Entail?
A carefree way of life is offered to older adults by assisted living communities. These are adults who need a little bit of help with daily activities, medications, etc.; but otherwise can maintain their independence relatively well. In communities such as these, the following are most often provided:
- Dynamic activity calendars
- Day trips
- Fitness classes
- Nutritious dining plans
- Laundry/linen services
- Housekeeping services…and more
Enjoy your retirement, living better than ever and with a sense of empowerment, in one of today’s assisted living communities.
Aston Gardens At The Courtyards Offers Assisted Living
Aston Gardens At The Courtyards is specifically designed to make sure that all the wants and needs of today’s retired individuals are met. With support, activities, and amenities at your doorstep, you can wake up every morning inspired! On our campus, there are three distinct communities. We offer not only assisted living but independent living and memory care.
Our exclusive programs for senior living include the following:
- Expressions Concierge
- Connections Transportation
- Impressions Maintenance and Housekeeping
- Dimensions Fitness and Health
- Celebrations Activities and Events
- Sensations Dining
- Ambassadors Club
All of this comes with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.
Do you have questions? Would you like to schedule a tour? Please contact us.