How to Know When It’s Time
Giving constant care to your loved one can be an overwhelming responsibility. It’s a commitment that requires your attention 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There are certain factors to look for that can help you determine if you should consider assisted living as an option for your loved one. If you answer yes to any of these questions, you should give us a call:
- Do they feel alone, melancholy, or depressed?
- Has taking medication become difficult to manage? Do they miss doses or take medicine too often?
- Do they avoid the company of others and the activities they used to enjoy such as clubs, lunch outings, or attending church?
- Do they replace nutritious meals with snacks, avoid cooking, or are losing weight?
- Do they have kitchen accidents, burning pots and pans?
- Are they are experiencing health conditions that limit their movement or inhibit their balance such as arthritis or muscle weakness?
- Have they changed they way they care for their home and are neglecting normal duties?
- Do they get lost in familiar places, make phone calls at strange times, or act paranoid or agitated?
- Are they neglecting their personal hygiene, causing body odor, bad breath, or have uncared for nails and feet?
- Do they forget to pay bills, pay them more than once, mishandle or lose money, or become extremely frugal or extravagant?
- Are they confused about the time of day or day of the week?
When you notice a loved one facing these types of challenges, needing more care than you can provide at home, assisted living might be the best option.
At Homestead Manor, we provide nutritious meals, medication delivery, housekeeping and laundry services, companionship, stimulating and enjoyable activities, and 24-hour assistance. We offer the peace of mind that your loved one is safe and cared for.