When is it time to move into Assisted Living?

For over 20 years I have been advising people about moving into senior housing. I always mention that the biggest mistake people make is that they wait too long to move their loved one into a community. They wait until the person is frail, has fallen, is malnourished or has a major medical emergency.

I tell people that communal living can assist in their loved one’s mental and physical health. In addition to the care that the resident receives the mere fact that other people are around is beneficial.

When my mother needed care I ignored everything I had been telling the families of my residents. I wanted to keep her at home with my sister and our family as long as I could. I denied that her condition was worsening and ignored the stress impact on my sister’s health. I was in “DENIAL.”

I saw my mom’s condition improve dramatically once she moved to Aegis. We as families often think we can do it all ourselves and in reality we can’t. The best way to support your elderly loved one is to find an assisted living community where they can get the care they need.

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