It can be immensely challenging to consider the prospect that your loved ones may need to move into a senior living community instead of living alone. Yet, it may be amongst the most important decisions you and your family make, especially if our loved ones are at risk of physical harm when they are staying independently by themselves. If you’re unsure whether it is time to consider alternative living arrangements, we have identified some signs that you can look out for so you can be well-informed. Here are some scenarios that indicate when a parent should stop living alone.
They Cannot Handle the Activities of Daily Living
This may extend to more than just simply not being able to carry out acts of daily living by themselves. For instance, if your parents can go to the bathroom by themselves but they are terrified of slipping and falling because of a near-miss accident, this may also be a cause for concern. Or maybe they find themselves too tired or exhausted from going out to buy groceries, that they are unable to focus on doing the chores at home. If chores or daily tasks are stopping your parents from properly living the lives they want to lead, it may be time to talk to them about an joining a community residency like personal care.
They Have Memory Issues that Affect Their Daily Lives
If your parents suffer from Alzheimer’s or dementia, or are exhibiting symptoms of memory loss, this is a serious issue as it will no longer be safe for them to live by themselves. Memory issues can come in many different forms, such as not being sure where items in the house go or even the extremely severe such as not being sure how to get back home. Memory issues can also be a problem if it means they end up missing important medical appointments and therapy sessions. In such instances, you may want to consider a memory care program like SHINE® Memory Care. At Rittenhouse Village At Lehigh Valley, our SHINE® program has received nationwide recognition and is renowned for its scientifically proven methods of supporting and caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s or dementia.
They Are Unable to Cope with Their Medical Requirements
Sometimes due to the increased load of medical treatments your loved ones may be undergoing, there may be some difficulty in managing and remembering all the different medications they need to take or appointments they may have to go to. This may also mean needing to go on a particular diet or carrying out exercises for physiotherapy. If your parents find it difficult coping with all these treatments by themselves, it may be time for them to get support.
Memory Care at Rittenhouse Village At Lehigh Valley
At Rittenhouse Village At Lehigh Valley, we believe that all our residents should get the respect they deserve and the assistance they need to live meaningful and fulfilling lives. We have a team of highly trained professionals who are on duty 24/7, as well as on-site medical and therapy centers. Our residents also love the affordable resort-style amenities and the calendar of events and activities that we have specially planned for them. Visit our beautiful grounds today, and see how our residents are living it up at Rittenhouse Village At Lehigh Valley!