Due to the gradual nature of aging, issues can sneak up on you that reduce your quality of life. Even so, the signs that assisted living is the right step for you or a loved one will become more apparent over time. At Sun Village Retirement Residence, we encourage you to keep an eye out for issues affecting your health and safety.
Feeling Lonely and Isolated
Life can get lonely as friends retire elsewhere or you lose loved ones. Increasing isolation disconnects you from society and slowly erodes your health. But moving into a retirement community gives you a plenty of opportunities to socialize. You also gain the peace of mind that comes from knowing that caring staff members are there to take care of you.
Worsening Health or Memory
Heart disease, diabetes, and arthritis frequently trouble older adults. These and other chronic conditions can burden you by limiting your mobility or overwhelming you with complicated medication regimens. Worrisome symptoms may go untreated due to your inability to manage your chronic illness.
Cognitive decline also creeps into the lives of many seniors. It diminishes their ability to care for themselves. A failing memory eventually creates safety problems in the home, such as forgetting to shut off the stove or lock the doors. You or a loved one may also be forgetting to take medications or eat properly.
Falling Behind on Daily Chores
A home that was once tidy becomes cluttered and neglected if an older adult loses mobility or functional memory. Dirt and dust accumulate, and small maintenance chores, like changing light bulbs or washing clothes, go undone. You might notice that minor problems go unfixed, like a broken cabinet door or clogged drain.
Deteriorating Self-Care and Hygiene
Weight loss due to not eating regular meals is a sign that an elderly person needs help with daily life. The person may not be able to go to the grocery store or can no longer make a list and shop effectively.
Bathing can also become less frequent due to fears of falling in the shower. You will notice worsening body odor or unkempt hair.
Sun Village Retirement Residence provides safe and supportive senior living. We take the weight of home care and self-care off your shoulders so that you can get back to enjoying life.