Are you concerned about the possibility that, eventually, you’re going to have to decide on a care facility for dad or mom? Perhaps the need has already arrived! But how do you know when it’s time to help mom and/or dad choose and then move to a personal care community? We’ll explore that shortly.
For the one you love, you want them to live their life in a place that offers stimulating activities and is safe. You want to know each and every one of their needs are being seen to. A setting that employs dependable, certified, competent staff. Most of all, you want it to feel like a home away from home for your loved one. They must feel comfortable and secure.
Whether or not you feel ready to make a decision such as this may or may not be the issue. If, as suggested earlier, it’s time to immediately consider a personal care home or community for your dad or mom, you’ll have to start exploring options. It’s not an emergency yet – or at least it doesn’t seem to be – however, what are some of the signs that will point to it being time to start your search?
Here are some things to examine and evaluate.
Are You the Main Caregiver?
If you are the sole or main caregiver of a loved one, how are you dealing with it? Are you frustrated? Tired? Are you managing work obligations or are you having a difficult time juggling everything? Mood swings, poor judgment, and more can be the result of fatigue and exhaustion. Don’t let it get to that point. You must care for yourself, first and foremost.
If you see some of the telltale signs listed below in your loved one, it may be time to give yourself a break and ensure their proper care by looking into personal care homes and communities.
Are Any of the Following Evident?
Signs and symptoms that it might be time to check out an extended care facility, personal care home, etc. can consist of any or all of the following:
- Your loved one’s emotional state has suffered or declined
- You notice their household pets or plants are unattended
- There is too much food in the house, or it’s expired or stale
- If they still drive, they’re doing so carelessly and recklessly
- Their home is unkempt, cluttered, or generally uninhabitable
- They were once sociable but now don’t seem to want to go anywhere or do anything
- You’ve noticed considerable weight loss
- With their normal daily activities, they’re needing more and more assistance
- Existing health conditions are becoming worse and worse
- If they are recovering from an injury, surgery, etc., their recovery seems to have stalled
- More and more, they are having either close calls or actual accidents (falls)
When Your Loved One Needs Extended Health Services, Consider the Community At Hidden Meadows On The Ridge
The staff at Hidden Meadows On The Ridge take our responsibilities very seriously and believe we can make a positive impact on the life of your loved one. We’ll see to it that all your loved one’s needs are taken care of with the help of our health and wellness professionals. Our programs offer a plethora of opportunities for residents to enjoy an engaged and active life.