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Is it Time to Consider Assisted Living or Professional Senior Care Facilities in Jacksonville?

Making the decision to move a parent or loved one into assisted living can be filled with emotion and stress. It is one of the hardest and most heart-wrenching decisions you will ever need to make, and knowing when it’s time to make the decision to move into a professional Senior Care facility is probably the hardest decision of all. Here are some basic questions to ask yourself about your loved ones ability to safety continue living in their own home.

Signs that may indicate it’s time for Assisted Living:

  • Is your loved one telling you that they’re eating, but you see food spoiling in the refrigerator?
  • Are they falling and covering up bruises they don’t want you to see?
  • Is your loved one wearing the same clothes day after day?
  • Can they bathe and groom themselves?
  • When you look around the house and yard, are they being maintained and as neat and clean as they should be?
  • Is your loved one remembering to take medications, in the right dosages and at the right time?
  • Are medications expired or being misplaced?
  • Are appointments being missed or never scheduled at all?
  • Is your loved one able to operate household appliances safely? 
  • Are they driving? Should they be driving? Do they have alternate transportation?
  • Are there stacks of papers and unpaid bills lying around the home?
  • Do they have friends, and a social life?
  • Is the home equipped with safety features such as grab bars and emergency response systems?
  • Do they have a plan in place to contact help in case of an emergency?
  • When you truly look at your loved one, do you see someone who needs profession round the clock help and care?

Assisted Living and Nursing Home Facilities Provide Quality Care to Improve Health and Quality of Life:

We are fortunate to have so many quality care communities available to seniors here in greater Jacksonville, Orange Park, Ponte Vedra and St Augustine. Moving to one of these care facilities will provide your loved one with round the clock professional care and supervision in a safe and secure environment. Assisted Living and Nursing Homes provide help with medications, provide nutritional meals and snacks, housekeeping, and offer planned events and socialization, all tailored to the individual’s physical and mental abilities.

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