Moving to an assisted living community can be a painful, overwhelming, and difficult transition for many loved ones to experience. Due to these troubling feelings, some family members and caregivers are unwilling to send their loved ones to assisted living. However, at times, your loved ones can fare better in an assisted living community and can make a significant improvement in working towards a higher quality of life. To help you make a better decision on whether your loved ones should move to assisted living, here are some signs you can look out for.
Your Loved Ones’ Needs Have Increased
Over time, your loved ones’ overall health will decline as their bodies age. Simple everyday tasks such as bathing, eating, and performing familiar household chores will be extremely challenging for your loved ones to do by themselves. In this case, they will require supervision and assistance for most of the day. This is where an assisted living community comes in. At Discovery Village At Alliance Town Center, our team of caregivers and medical professionals are on-site 24/7, so that you and your family members can have peace of mind knowing that your loved ones have access to help whenever and wherever they desire.
This applies to loved ones who are in wheelchairs or no longer as mobile as before as their homes may not be able to accommodate these needs. At an assisted living community, the apartments are specially designed to address these concerns, providing a safer and more comfortable living environment for your loved ones. Some features we have purposefully installed include emergency call systems, spacious bathrooms and entryways, and carpeted flooring.
Your Loved Ones Are Increasingly Lonely or Socially Isolated
Since some loved ones may confine themselves to their homes, they have a higher risk of developing poor mental and physical health conditions. Humans are naturally social beings, so there’s a need for your loved ones to head outdoors every once in a while and be given the opportunities to form meaningful connections. If you find that your loved ones’ social circle is decreasing, placing them into an assisted living community might just be the solution. Here at Discovery Village At Alliance Town Center, we highly encourage all residents to take part in our activities and events as they provide opportunities for loved ones to mingle around. Hopefully, your loved ones can form friendships with their neighbors or other residents while residing in an assisted living community.
Your Loved Ones Have Become Aggressive
As your loved ones develop memory loss issues or cognitive impairment, they tend to experience more mood swings and aggressiveness. This can cause much harm to family members and caregivers, especially if they do not have the necessary skills to handle these feelings. At an assisted living community, our team members are trained to navigate these difficult situations and help your loved ones manage their aggression while making sure they’re safe at the same time. If your loved ones do get hurt in the process, we have an on-site medical team who can render assistance immediately.