Is now the right time to start talking about assisted living? Learn the top ten signs you should be looking out for when it comes to the safety of your loved one.
When is it time for assisted living?
Don’t ignore near misses, fender benders, new dents or nicks. Request a ride to assess your loved one’s current driving skills.
Poor grooming or hygiene, like unwashed or uncombed hair and stained clothing, might mean a little assistance is needed.
Watch for loss of interest in favorite pastimes. Giving up things that were once important may be a red flag.
Frequent bouts of irritability, moodiness, depression or fatigue are always symptoms worth discussing.
To avoid the risk of falls and fractures, watch to see if your loved one is more unsteady when walking, has recently fallen or now has difficulty with stairs.
Be on the lookout for empty or expired medicine bottles, unfilled prescriptions or confusion about proper dosage and medication times.
Sloppy housekeeping or a neglected yard may reveal that your loved on isn’t faring as well at home alone anymore.
Check the fridge and cupboards. Look for food that’s old or spoiled-from past-due expiration dates to moldy leftovers and sour milk.
When unopened mail, unpaid bills and overdue notices stack up, it may raise concerns about how financial matters are being managed.
It’s not just a natural part of aging when parents forget important appointments, repeat things constantly or frequently lose their sense of direction.
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