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Ten Questions To Ask When Considering Assisted Living

As parents and loved ones get older, you may find yourself worried about their safety and wellbeing. In fact, you have been concerned for quite some time. When is it time to consider assisted living? 

Here are some questions to ask as you explore the process: 

  • Is he eating nutritious meals or losing weight?
  • Does she misplace her bills or possessions?
  • Does he forget to take his medications as prescribed?
  • Are her friends or neighbors expressing concern?
  • Is he falling frequently?
  • Can she understand and follow doctor’s instructions?
  • Is he isolating himself or withdrawing from regular activities?
  • Does she struggle to dress herself and take care of personal hygiene?
  • Would he know how to respond in an emergency?
  • Are you worn out by the constant need for intervention?

If you are answering yes to any of these questions, this is a good time to start researching assisted living options. Assisted living centers help older adults with the daily activities of life, such as bathing, dressing and medication management, so they can live as independently as possible.

You’ll want to look for a residential facility that provides loving care, nutritious (and tasty) meals, activities, outings and transportation.  

As you move forward in the process, keep a notebook of the incidents happening in your loved one’s life and revisit the questions above.  You also can reach out to our care experts at Willow Brook Christian Communities, who have information and resources to guide you. To learn more about our assisted living, visit:

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