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Is it time for Assisted Living?

October 5, 2016

The holidays are around the corner and for many, going home and spending time with loved ones who may not be able to travel as well is common this time of the year. It can be an important time to evaluate older family members quality of life, too. While visiting, here are some things to look for and signs that it might be time for assisted living or some form of in-home care, by Agingcare.com

20 Warning Signs Your Parent Needs Help at Home
by Marlo Sollitto

Knowing when to begin discussions about needed assistance with aging parents is not always as simple as one might think. Maybe you’ve noticed that dad’s unopened mail is piling up. Or mom, once meticulous about her appearance, is wearing wrinkled clothes and not doing her hair. Perhaps there are bruises on your loved one’s arms. When you bring up these observations, their instant response is, “Everything is fine, there’s no need to worry.”

Admitting they need help would mean they can no longer take care of themselves, and no one wants to lose their independence. “Denial is the unrealistic hope that a problem is not really happening and will go away by itself. Admitting they need help and accepting assistance is not easy for people as they age. It represents a loss of independence. Denial plays a major role and signs get ignored,” says Paul Hogan, Founder and Chairman of Home Instead Senior Care. READ MORE