The truth is, if your loved one is interested in moving into a senior living community the sooner the transition is made, the easier it is to maintain independence and enjoy their senior years.

But what are some of the tell-tale signs that it might be time to make the transition?

 

Signs Might Mean it’s Time to Move to Senior Living

 

Wanting More Independence

Seniors and their families typically aren’t aware that by moving into a senior living facility, they are presented with the opportunity to boost their independence.

Instead of spending time trying to tackle tasks they are less able to do, like…

Yard work

House cleaning; or

Going up and downstairs to get to areas of their home

…they can spend more time doing the things they enjoy.

 

Living Alone Is Becoming a Safety Concern

Aside from personal preference, there are some times when senior living is considered essential for a senior’s safety. If a senior is experiencing…

Falls — According to the National Council on Aging, falls are actually the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries among elders

Noticeable lapse in judgment that affects day to day life

Memory decline

Frequent injuries

Inability to perform certain personal care tasks

Absence of family or friends

Feelings of anxiety or worry

Forgetfulness — like forgetting to turn off the stove

Lack of social interaction with family and friends

…it might be time to look into senior living facilities in your area.

Moving to an assisted living facility may make life easier and safer — someone is always around in case of an emergency.

 

Need for Companionship

Although moving in with a loved one may seem like the best idea, seniors may not be getting the interaction they need for their mental health.

In fact, many seniors like the idea of interacting with others in a senior living facility while doing everyday activities.

 

Worsening Health Problems and Concerns

Recurring or worsening health issues are a key indicator that moving into a senior living facility may be necessary.

Instead of risking another “close” call, you, or your loved one, can have a healthcare professional close by at all times.

Whether the staff is simply there to…

Help with medication reminders

Manage declining health; or

They assist seniors to and from doctor’s appointments

…transitioning to a senior living facility gives you peace of mind knowing that a team of trained staff is dedicated to the wellbeing of those living in the facility.

 

Trouble With Everyday Tasks

Are you a senior who is:

Struggling to remember to pay bills on time

Forgetting to take their medicine daily, or

Just can’t remember to pick up your medication from the pharmacy?

Struggling to keep up with household tasks like laundry, vacuuming, dusting, etc.

… but you don’t want to give up your independence or feel as though you have to move in with a roommate you know nothing about — moving into a senior living community might be the perfect solution.

Take the stress of living alone away, by still having the privacy of your own living quarters, but the comfort of knowing assistance is available 24/7.

At Heritage Heights we offer endless amenities and assistance that make seniors feel right at home.

 

Declining Nutrition/Poor Eating Habits

Are grocery shopping, meal planning, and preparation becoming more and more difficult? Skipping meals or relying on unhealthy foods out of convenience can lead to declining weight and nutrition problems among seniors.

If you, or a loved one, are experiencing declining nutrition or declining health due to poor nutrition, it is a good idea to consider moving to a senior living community.

Senior living facilities offer menus full of well-balanced meals and snacks, making it easy for seniors to make better food choices and maintain their health and nutrition.

Assisted Living Helps Promote Independence and Happier Living.

 

At Heritage Heights, we understand what a life-changing commitment moving to a senior living community can be.

We’re here to help you decide if senior living is the best choice for you.

Contact an advisor at Heritage Heights today to find out more about how to know when it is the best time to move into senior living.

 

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