When should someone consider assisted living over home care?
When should Assisted Living Communities be the best option for yourself or your loved one? The right answer is solely based on the individual; their health, their home, and their support system. If your loved one lives in a condominium without an elevator – more prevalent than you would assume – this could be the issue that pushes the decision toward assisted living. They could have moved into the condo at fifty years old and never thought ahead.
These are the top reasons to opt for assisted living:
The aging person lives in a house that is far too large for them to maintain at this point in their life. The home was wonderful when they were young and raising their children, but abilities change. When they recognize they can no longer negotiate the staircase safely, it's time to consider assisted living.
When your loved one can no longer manage the three flights of stairs going up to their condo with a bag of groceries, it's time for assisted living.
If your mother is a social being, but due to physical difficulties, she no longer has the energy or strength to drive to an event, it's time for assisted living.
Safety is tantamount to our recommendation of assisted living. When your loved ones ought to install safety bars or they begin having difficulty maneuvering their wheelchairs through their home, it's time for assisted living. All assisted living facilities have already established safety precautions in every room.
Assisted living facilities take tremendous care in scheduling social events to keep all the seniors entertained and making new friends. It quickly becomes their happy home.
As a person ages and begins to have additional needs, that's where Allegiance comes into play; even in an assisted living facility. Many of our clients are in assisted living communities because our caregivers provide the extra attention they need, such as getting dressed, using the toilet, or remembering to take their medications.
At Allegiance Home Health and Rehab, “We pledge our allegiance to you.” We provide your loved ones with services custom designed to fit their individual needs. Our trained caregivers fully comprehend the condition and personality of the patient, providing them options to choose from various activities that include going on short walks, reading to them, and accompanying them to the store.
If you are interested in hiring an aide for your mother or father, you can call us right away for a consultation. Click here to sign up for our free Newsletter and receive an exclusive report on “Suggestions for Successful Home Care Placement.” We look forward to hearing from you. Have a great day!