It can be difficult to determine when the right time to seek assisted living is. Many seniors experience a decline in mobility or capacity slowly over time, so there’s often not an obvious point at which assisted living may be necessary.
However, there are several warning signs you can look for that indicate it is a good idea to start exploring support options:
Sudden weight loss or difficulty preparing meals: One of the biggest benefits of assisted living care is the help seniors get with grocery shopping and meal preparation. Cooking, cleaning, and meal planning can take up a lot of time, and some seniors grow forgetful or simply don’t dedicate the time required to eat as much as they need to.
Infrequent bathing: If you notice your loved one is no longer bathing regularly, this is a good sign that they are no longer physically able to take care of themselves full time.
Assisted living support can provide the necessary help with everyday hygiene tasks like bathing, brushing teeth, and grooming.
Lack of mobility: It is not uncommon for seniors to experience a decline in mobility as they get older, even absent diagnosed health conditions. This is just a natural part of aging. If your loved one is experiencing difficulty getting around the house or to appointments, assisted living support can help.
These are just a few signs that assisted living services be a good option for your loved one. However, each situation is different, and each senior has different needs. Have a conversation with your loved one about the idea of assisted living, and contact Health Force with any questions.
How Does Health Force Assisted Living Services Work?
At Health Force, our HHA/CNA prioritize individualized care that is developed specifically based on the patient’s needs and level of assistance. We take great care to hire only compassionate and qualified CNAs/HHAs for assisted home health services. We have HHAs/CNAs available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Our focus is on finding you the right HHA/CNA match to meet your loved one’s needs. The first step in establishing care is conducting an in-depth health and home assessment.
Once we determine the level of care needed, we will match your loved one with a CNA/HHA for assisted home health services. We consider a number of factors when making the match to ensure that it is a good fit that will foster a trusting relationship.
All of our Health Force employees are closely supervised and fully vetted, and they have passed background and drug screenings. Many of them have years of experience in assisted home health services, so your loved one will always be in good hands.