When an aging parent or loved one is living independently, you may feel concerned for his or her health and safety. Although many seniors are capable of meeting their daily needs, there will come a time when they require additional help to maintain their quality of life. When the time comes, it is best to receive non-medical care from a care facility.
As a trusted provider of elderly care in California, we will discuss the signs that indicate a need for assisted living:
- Inability to perform daily activities.
Activities of daily living (ADLs) pertain to the fundamental skills required to independently take care of oneself. When a senior is unable to meet his or her daily needs, their health, and quality of life decline. A care facility can offer assistance with ADLs to meet your loved one’s needs.
- Heightened risk for social isolation.
Social isolation is the lack of social contacts and having few people to engage with daily. As social beings, a lack of socialization can affect our mental health and cognitive abilities as we age. In a facility, seniors have opportunities to socialize with staff and other residents to build meaningful relationships.
- Lack of proper nutrition and declining hygiene.
Often, our elders lack the energy to grocery shop, prepare meals, and perform hygiene tasks. This can have negative effects on their nutrition, self-esteem, and overall wellness. A care facility offers healthy meals and assistance with personal care.
Attentive Senior Care is a veteran-owned residential care facility for aging adults. We specialize in providing high-quality senior care in Fresno, California. If it’s time for a loved one to transition to assisted living, feel free to reach out to us for inquiries.