Signs It Might Be Time For Assisted Living

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Signs It’s Time for Assisted Living

A little memory loss or being slower with daily activities is a normal part of the aging process. But sometimes there are warning signs that other health issues are to blame for the seemingly bizarre changes in your loved one’s behavior.

Common signs that an elderly parent needs medical attention for a condition like Alzheimer’s disease and/or requires long-term care services include the following:

  • Needing help with activities of daily living (ADLs) like showering and getting dressed
  • Unintended weight loss or changes in appetite
  • Poor hygiene habits or other issues with self-care
  • New or worsening chronic conditions or other health problems
  • Cognitive decline or severe memory impairment that interferes with daily tasks
  • Severe mood swings and aggression

Finding the Right Level of Care

Not all older adults are the same, which means not everyone will require the same level of care. At Monarch Communities®, we work with you and your family members to discover the best possible senior care fit for your unique situation.

Independent Living

Our independent living suites are perfect for the seniors who want to leave the stress of homeownership, house maintenance, and chores behind. Your golden years are for doing what you WANT spending time with loved ones, enjoying hobbies, and relaxing not doing housework.

Assisted Living

Our assisted living community is dedicated to you and your family. Your loved one determines how each day should be spent whether that is chatting with friends in our well-appointed library or strolling on one of our secure outdoor walkways while receiving help with personal care tasks like getting dressed, so that personal hygiene and the like never fall to the wayside.

Memory Care

Memory care gives families peace of mind that their loved ones are well cared for in a secure environment that also fosters peace and encourages residents to choose daily activities to participate in to the best of their abilities. Arts and crafts, trivia, music therapy, and more are all common activities that our memory care residents enjoy in a group setting, so that everyone truly feels connected to the community that they are part of.

By choosing the right senior living arrangement, you ensure that you or loved one gets necessary care from dedicated professionals who prioritize residents’ well-being above all else.