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Signs Your Loved One May Need Assisted Living

As an adult child, it can be difficult to see the signs that our parents need assisted living. Anyone can experience a day when they just cannot keep things straight, with aging it’s no different, but this shift for a senior to care for themselves can be tough to identify. How do we know when our parents need more assistance than we can give? 

What Are Signs That My Parents May Benefit From Assisted Living? 

For some, when to move a parent into an assisted living community is a very defined life event like a fall or a doctor’s recommendation. However, when it comes to forgetting to lock the door, turn off the stove, or take medication, it’s easy to think this is an isolated incident. This may be a common occurrence and we are only seeing a snapshot of what is currently an everyday rhythm. So how do we know what signs are suggesting a parent may need assisted living and when should we start looking into options? 

Senior woman receiving a haircut

Signs That My Parent May Need Assisted Living 

Here are a few actions that suggest it is time to start thinking about assisted living for  your parent:

  • needs reminders to take medication or that they have already taken their medication.
  • has had unplanned noticeable weight loss or gain.
  • is experiencing a loss of mobility or an increase in falls.
  • shows signs of neglecting household maintenance. 
  • is no longer able to perform daily tasks such as grooming or preparing meals.
  • is increasingly isolated or has been increasing their own isolation. 
  • has had a loss of interest in their hobbies. 

Contact an assisted living expert at Hearthside today.

What Benefits Do Senior Living Communities Provide That I Can’t? 

It can be a tough decision to ask for help when caring for an aging parent. We can’t do everything ourselves, and that’s okay. It takes courage to acknowledge that we don’t have all the skills or time to give to 24/7 care. This is not about how much love we have for our parents, it’s about us making sure our parents have the best quality care that they can, with the people who can give that specialized and skilled attention.

Medical personnel taking notes

Did you know…

AARP states million Americans aged 50 or over, four of every five older adults, are diagnosed with at least one chronic medical condition.

What Can You Expect?

There are multiple different types of senior living communities that offer a variety of levels of care. From independent living to memory care communities, care services are provided to meet the needs of seniors. The best part is that you can custom tailor to the needs of your parent or loved one. This provides your parent with quality personalized care for their needs in a residential setting, all while building a community of support. 

Community amenities may include: 

  • 3 Meals a Day
  • Housekeeping
  • Emergency Call System
  • Laundry
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cable
  • Medication Management
  • Resident Assistant 24/7
  • Scheduled Activities
  • Sunday Worship
  • Fresh Towels 
  • Porches and Outdoor Areas
  • Salon


Remember, this isn’t something that you have to do alone. It is okay to reach out and ask for help with navigating the process. There are people who specialize in helping you find the right services for your parent or loved one. 

Now What?

Whether you find yourself searching for assisted living after a life-altering event or if additional support and care is needed, senior living provides an affordable, welcoming, and caring living arrangement for aging adults. Hearthside Senior Living can provide peace of mind when it comes to your loved one’s care. 

Contact us today to start the conversation about the benefits different types of senior living and our team can provide. We’d love to talk to you about the various options we provide, as well as help you find the best fit for your parent.

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