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What Are Signs That My Loved One May Need Assisted Living?

The best way to know if your loved needs assisted living is by observation. There are certain things that may indicate your loved one would benefit from getting some extra help. First, ensure your loved one has good hygiene and dresses well. If they do not, it could be a sign that bathing and doing laundry are challenging to them. Next, check around the house and yard. If the house dirty and the lawn unkept, it may be a sign that doing regular upkeep of their property has become too hard for them. Also, check the refrigerator to ensure their food is not expired and that they have enough food to eat healthy. Sometimes individuals lose weight as they age, but others find it too hard to go to the grocery store and to cook for themselves. Finally, check into your loved one’s physical and mental state. If you notice bruises, it could be an indication of falls and if you notice that they have become overly forgetful, it may be a sign that they have memory issues. Many don’t speak openly about these issues because they may be embarrassed, so it’s important to be mindful of your loved one’s feelings. They may be self-conscious about these issues or keep them from you because they do not want to be a burden. While doing your observation, do not be invasive and communicate about the things you notice in a tone that is helpful. The last thing you want to do is to accuse your loved one of something and make them defensive. This could lead to them not accepting help. If any of the above is observed, do your best to work together with your loved one to find a solution.

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