If you are an adult child, your parents may hide some indications that they need more assistance. For example, a messy living space, mood swings, and uncleanliness can signify that your aging parent needs more direct care.

It can be challenging to know when to move to an assisted living facility. It is an emotional and challenging decision for many. Whether deciding for yourself or a loved one, it is essential to consider safety and care above all things. It may be time to consider assisted living if any of the following situations seem familiar:

When to Consider Assisted Living

  • Difficulty remembering to take medication
  • Needs assistance to complete certain daily tasks
  • Difficulty with mobility and walking
  • Have medical diagnoses that require assistance
  • No family or friends to check-in
  • Recovering from surgery or injury
  • Recent diagnosis of degenerative health conditions
  • Forgetting to pay bills
  • Unable to drive or get transportation

Assisted living can be a temporary or transitional solution.

Seniors who recently experience surgery, illness, or disability may need assistance while they recover or adjust.

Having a nearby medical staff can give peace of mind to the resident and their family alike.

Another benefit of assisted living is the socialization aspect. Seniors can experience isolation and depression when they live alone or live with family members who spend most of their day at work or school.

Likewise, some families are unable to provide the care their loved one needs. In addition, family members may feel unconfident regarding medical treatment for seniors with certain conditions. Assisted living facilities can also be less expensive for seniors and their families, as explained in the next slide.