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Is My Loved One Ready for Assisted Living?

The holiday season is filled with family fun and traditions. From gathering together for home-cooked meals to festive decorations and shopping for gifts, there are a variety of ways to celebrate this time of year with loved ones.

As we spend quality time with family, we may start to recognize that our parents aren’t thriving the way they should be. Maybe they’re having a hard time keeping up with household chores like cleaning and laundry. Or, maybe you’ve noticed them experiencing difficulty using the stairs or keeping their balance.

You might start to wonder: Are my parents ready for a senior living community? The decision to move to a senior care community is not an easy one, but there are several signs that it may be time to consider getting full-time assistance for your loved one.

3 Signs It’s Time to Consider Assisted Living

  1. Your loved one needs help taking care of themselves daily. If your loved one is struggling with daily activities such as bathing, getting dressed, cleaning, and remembering to take medication, you might want to consider a community that offers full-time assistance and support for older adults. The staff at an assisted living community are always available to help seniors and provide the peace of mind that your parent or loved one’s needs are being met.
  2. Your loved one seems lonely and depressed. Have you noticed circumstances where your parent seems uninterested in socializing? Do they often go days without leaving the house or interacting with friends? These are telltale signs of social isolation. In certain cases, this can lead to cognitive decline, stress and anxiety. Remaining social and active is essential to healthy aging. One benefit of assisted living communities is having easy access to social events and enriching activities that keep your loved one engaged and entertained.
  3. You have home safety concerns. As we age, balance problems and mobility issues increase our risk of falling and make it difficult to navigate the familiar surroundings of home. Seniors who have a history of minor accidents or falling in the home are statistically more likely to endure a more serious fall in the future. According to the National Council on Aging, falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. Perhaps you’ve tried to follow our Safety Tips for Seniors at Home, but you’re still concerned about your loved one avoiding injuries when you’re not there. Assisted living communities are designed to be easy for seniors to navigate and provide support with mobility issues and help getting around.

Saint Simeon’s Assisted Living Options to Suit Your Loved One’s Needs

What makes Saint Simeon’s unique is that we provide four levels of compassionate assisted living care based on your loved ones needs. Our staff will work with you and your loved one’s physician to determine the appropriate level of care for your loved one to thrive and receive the support they need to improve their quality of life. We are proud to offer Assisted Living Plus, the highest level of assisted living care in all of Tulsa, OK.

Other services and amenities for assisted living residents at Saint Simeon’s includes access to our Wellness Center with a warm water therapy pool, massage rooms, specialized memory care , and Parkinson’s care. Learn more about our assisted living community by contacting us today.

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