Assisted Living to Improve Quality of Life for Seniors
As our loved ones age, it’s not unusual for them to have increased difficulty preforming daily activities like showering, toileting, dressing, maintaining the house, running errands, socializing with friends and family, and remembering to take their medications. If your parent or loved one is experiencing these or other difficulties associated with living in their own home, an Assisted Living facility may be the right answer.
Jacksonville Assisted Living facilities are designed to give seniors the daily support they need, while allowing them to remain as independent as possible. Allowing them the freedom to do what they can, Senior Care facilities offer the safety and security of round the clock care, while provide personalized care plans that meet their individual needs and accommodating disabilities. Senior Care Facilities provide well prepared nutritious meals, help with medication and personal needs, laundry and transportation services, as well as fun and well planned social and recreational activities tailored to the individual’s needs.
Helping a senior, make the decision about leaving their home can be extremely difficult, but by taking time to find the right fit and being honest about specific needs, you can help make the choice that’s right for the individual care needs and lifestyle.
Determining if Assisted Living is Right Choice
Involve family and friends in an open and honest conversation about your loved ones current situation and lifestyle. Asking yourself the following questions will help you determine if it’s time to consider Assisted Living.
- Does your senior need more help than you, your family and friends are able to provide?
- Are important daily chores being left undone?
- Are they able to prepare and eat nutritious meals?
- Are they stressed or feeling overwhelmed?
- Do they feel lonely or isolated?
- Do they have a rewarding social life?
- Are they driving safely or no longer drive at all?
- Are they forgetting to take medications or missing scheduled appointments?
- Are they falling, or experiencing mobility or balance problems?
- Are they capable of maintaining a home?
Finding the Right Assisted Living Option
Visit as many facilities as possible and take a good look around. Is it clean, well light and secure? Is the staff warm, caring and welcoming? Is there good security? What’s the food like and are there exciting and active social activities? While there, be sure to ask all your questions about the care they provide, services, amenities, and of course cost. You can tell a lot about a facility by the people who live and work there, so meet and talk with as many residents and staff members as possible.