Signs That Your Elderly Relative May Be Ready for Resident Care

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Often, elderly relatives resist the idea of moving to an assisted living location because they fear losing their independence. In fact, seniors who make this transition benefit greatly from increased social interaction, ongoing monitoring, and improved Alzheimer’s care. If you have concerns about your elderly relative’s health, well-being, and safety, it could be time to consider resident care.

Is Your Loved One’s Home Safe?
Many seniors move to an assisted living location after suffering a fall. You can be proactive about your loved one’s home environment by evaluating it for safety. Assess whether your loved one can still climb the stairs, bathe safely, and reach items from the cupboards without losing his or her balance. Walk around the exterior of your loved one’s home and evaluate whether uneven terrain, slippery steps, and the lack of handrails might pose safety hazards. If your loved one is experiencing a decline in mobility and the home environment may no longer be safe, it is time to consider resident care.

Does Your Loved One Require Intensive Care?
Many families strive to provide care for their loved ones at home for as long as possible. However, if your elderly relative has begun requiring a more intensive level of Alzheimer’s care and your family has trouble providing it, it could be time to seek the help of professionals at an assisted living location. In an Alzheimer’s care home, you can rest assured that your loved one will take medications on schedule, and receive medical care and support as needed.

Is Your Relative Displaying Poor Hygiene?
If you have noticed that your elderly loved one displays a declining level of personal hygiene, it is a good idea to bring this to the attention of his or her doctor. A decline in personal hygiene can indicate Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. When your loved one can no longer care for him-or herself, it could be time to explore resident care options.

At Avalon Memory Care, our Alzheimer’s care professionals treat every resident with the utmost respect and compassion. Our assisted living locations were designed with luxury accommodations to help our residents feel at home. Connect with us by calling (214) 752-7050 and arrange a visit to one of our assisted living locations in Dallas, Carrollton, or Fort Worth.