No one wants to move to Assisted Living from their home. Also moving a parent to Assisted Living can be one of the hardest decisions you ever need to make. However decisions need to be made to help retain “quality of life”. Giving a person their dignity, giving them the independence to do for themselves the things that they can still do, and letting them know that they have choices about their care.
Am I Ready For Assisted Living?
- Chronic health problems are often a factor with deciding to move. There is comfort in knowing there is someone trained available at all times to help.
- Getting a little difficult with mobility when you are getting up and walking or transferring from the chair. Also, you need assistance to help manage your pain with medications or other treatments as ordered by the doctor. Assisted Living staff can help with that.
- It becomes a little scary when you have COPD and have difficulty with breathing. Assisted Living staff can help with that.
- Getting a little more forgetful taking medications. Assisted living staff can help with that.
- Finding it a little more difficult with getting dressed or keeping laundry up. Assisted Living staff can help with that.
- Getting a little nervous getting in the tub or shower? Assisted Living staff can help with that.
- Taking a little longer to recover from a fall, having the flu or other medical problem. Assisted Living staff can help with that.
- Staying to yourself more and less time going out with friends to eat or that card party. You don’t drive anymore or your friends have passed away or moved closer to their family. Assisted Living staff can help with that.