If you’re thinking about whether or not it’s time to transition your parent or senior loved one to an assisted living community, we understand how difficult it can be for everyone involved to know what’s best. There are many contributing factors to take into account for your unique situation, but there are also certain signs to watch for. Here are some indicators that it may be time to initiate this conversation.
- Worsening problems – Is your loved one’s deteriorating health becoming a struggle for you or for them? Rather than trying to handle your loved one’s chronic health problems yourself or risking further complications, it may be beneficial for them if you partner with a team of professionals who are dedicated to their well-being.
- Subtle changes – Be on the lookout for small clues that could indicate reduced independence. Proper hygiene is often one of the first things neglected by an older adult facing mobility issues and/or memory loss, and you also may notice signs of weight loss or dehydration, poor medication management or important mail left unopened. Any of these could be a result of self-neglect, which is a risk factor for early mortality among the elderly.
- Increase in isolation – Older adults who live alone with fewer social ties may be more isolated due to memory loss, hearing impairment or mobility issues. Isolation is not healthy for seniors, as it is associated with cognitive decline, depression, chronic diseases and dementia. According to AARP, seniors exhibiting withdrawal, loss of interest in personal hygiene, poor nutrition or hoarding could be suffering from social isolation.
- Safety concerns – Make an honest assessment of your loved one’s mobility and balance as it relates to the safety and accessibility of their home. Also consider whether your loved one would be confident in responding appropriately to emergencies like taking a fall, having a medical scare or getting in a fender bender. It may be time to move before something serious occurs.
How Can Assisted Living Benefit Your Loved One?
If your loved one is showing several of the above signs, it may be time to start a conversation about moving to an assisted living community. Assisted living at Highpoint at Stonecrest ensures your loved one has fresh, healthy meals, help with bathing and grooming if needed, medication management, scheduled transportation to appointments and much more. Here are some of the benefits you’ll find at our community.
Benefits of Assisted Living at Highpoint:
- Compassionate care – With the dedicated attention of our team of professionals, your loved one always has help with bathing, grooming, medication management and much more if and when needed.
- Worry-free living – Housekeeping, cooking and home maintenance are all taken care of so residents are free to spend their time doing what they enjoy.
- Safety and security – Secure entrances, advanced safety protocols and wireless call systems provide reassurance, while trained and caring staff are ready to assist 24 hours a day/7 days a week.
- Vibrant lifestyle – Residents thrive at our community with an abundance of opportunities to stay active and engaged, as well as to socialize with others.
- Peace of mind – We recognize each individual’s unique needs and work with families to create a personalized care plan for your loved one in a safe, secure and supportive environment.
We encourage you to reach out to us with any questions you may have about assisted living at Highpoint at Stonecrest – we’re here to help in any way we can as you consider the next step for your loved one.