It’s hard to know exactly when the time is right to move into an assisted living community because everyone’s needs and circumstances are different and unique to them. However, there are a few indicators that might help you and your loved one determine when the time is right.
One factor to consider involves physical changes that become more noticeable. Does your loved one struggle to complete daily chores on their own? Are household maintenance tasks piling up and becoming more difficult to manage? Has your loved one recently experienced an injury that limits their physical ability to comfortably get around? All of these are important factors to consider when moving into an assisted living community.
Is your loved one now living alone in a home that is too big for them to manage? Are they feeling lonelier these days than they have previously? If so, it may be time to consider an assisted living community. However, not all communities are created equally. Finding the right community for your loved one takes time and thoughtful consideration. Join in on the adventure together to make the exploration more enjoyable for them. Research a community in their area that meets their style and requirements and make sure to schedule a tour or zoom call with the community to get a better feel for the lifestyle and staff that your loved one would be surrounded by daily.
Lastly, if you’re noticing a gradual decline in the emotional wellness of your loved one either due to loneliness, stress, depression or anxiety, it might be time to consider an assisted living community. Again, look for a community that thrives on a resident-driven culture and truly offers engaging activities and programs that your loved one can enjoy with the staff and other residents on a regular basis. Opting for a community with a complete continuum of care like Melody Living means that should your loved one need further assistance such as a memory care team later down the road, they can seamlessly make that transition without any delay.
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