How to Decide When to Move to Assisted Living
Questions for Seniors and Their Families to Consider
As the calendar turns to a new year, you or your family may be considering a loved one’s potential move to an assisted living facility. The question, “Is it time for assisted living?” has no easy answer. The decision is often highly emotional and personal for seniors and their families. However, there are a series of questions that a senior can consider to aid in their decision-making:
- Do household responsibilities feel like a burden?
Many seniors enjoy the daily tasks of cooking, cleaning, and gardening. When the responsibilities of keeping a home begin to feel more like a burden, you may find relief in moving to an assisted living community. At McGregor Assisted Living, our residents are provided with weekly housekeeping and laundry services, and they no longer need to worry about outdoor chores like shoveling snow or maintaining a lawn.
- Is it becoming more difficult to get dressed in the morning?
If you find yourself struggling to get ready for the day, you may benefit from the assistance provided in an assisted living facility. McGregor residents, if needed, are assisted with bathing, grooming, and dressing. Instead of dreading your morning routine, you can look forward to tomorrow with the peace of mind that you will have the help you need.
- Do you feel that you should no longer be driving?
Some seniors continue to drive long after they really should be as they are worried about burdening their family members or friends with transportation requests. When you move to an assisted living community, you no longer need to drive if you do not want to. This increases your safety as well as alleviates any burden on your family and friends.
- Are family members expressing concerns about your safety?
This may be the most telling question to consider. If loved ones are expressing concern regarding you living alone, they likely have very real and valid fears about your safety. Consider whether by delaying a move to assisted living you are potentially putting yourself at risk of an accident or injury. Your safety should be the highest priority in determining whether it is time for assisted living.
If you or a loved one is looking for a senior assisted living community in Greater Cleveland, we invite you to learn more about McGregor Assisted Living. Please reach out at any time to schedule a virtual tour, start your application process, or to speak with one of our team members.