When is it Time for Senior Living?
Expert Senior Living is a FREE Referral and Placement Agency
Most Families wait too long…
Out with the old days of nursing homes and hospital beds and in with the new of day of vibrant living and new experiences! Senior living has had a major upgrade. Some seniors and their families agonize over whether to move out of a beloved home to an assisted living community while others embrace the opportunity to set up a new home, make new friends, and stop bothering with cooking and cleaning. For most, the decision to move is based on the realization that Mom or Dad could use a little extra help and would benefit from a wide array of individualized services, including personal care, medication monitoring and healthy meals, as well as new social outlets to combat the isolation they experience living at home alone.
When is it time for Assisted Living?If you answer “yes” to four or more of the questions on our CHECKLIST, senior living might be the perfect next step for your loved one. If you answer yes to only a few of these questions, senior living may still be a great choice. Assisted Living does not mean a loss of independence. Quite the contrary, it’s not a “Nursing Home”! The goal is to maximize your loved one’s independence within an environment which provides them with choices, celebrates their individuality, and allows them to thrive.
“I wanted to get our mother/daughter relationship back, I had become the caregiver and it was affecting my marriage…”
☐ Is caring for your loved one putting a strain on your home life, work, and/or relationships?
☐ Are you afraid that your Mom or Dad is at risk of falling? Have they fallen recently? Have you noticed a change in their walking, mobility or balance?
☐ Is your loved one finding it difficult to shower and bathe regularly without help? Are you worried about their safety in the tub or shower?
☐ Does your Mom or Dad sometimes forget to take their medications?
☐ Do you worry about your loved one’s safety when they are alone? Do you worry if you can’t reach them by phone?
☐ Do you think your loved one feels isolated, lonely or bored? Does he or she seem to be withdrawn, fearful or depressed?
☐ Has your loved one recently been hospitalized? Are you concerned about them continuing their recovery at home alone?
☐ Has your loved one’s driving ability diminished? Are there issues with low vision, physical limitations or memory loss which could affect driving?
☐ Are they struggling with housework, yard work and home repairs on their own?
☐ Has your loved one fallen behind on bills? Is old mail piling up?
☐ Are they unable to schedule and drive to regular medical appointments?
☐ Are they unable to cook proper nutritious meals?
☐ Are they having difficulty maintaining a healthy weight and getting some form of exercise?
☐ Does your Mom or Dad find it difficult to maintain a social life? Do they make excuses about why they don’t participate with friends or engage in social events or church activities?
But Where Do I Start?
Expert Senior Living is a FREE referral and placement service available to all families and seniors in the Bay Area. Our consultants are Experts in the local Senior Living industry and work to provide you and your family the information that you need to decide on where to place Mom or Dad. After assessing your needs and desires, together we will choose 3-4 communities that seem like the best fit. We will schedule a tour and attend with you to see the options we have chosen. Once a community has been chosen, we will walk you through the move-in process.