The thought of leaving your home and losing a piece of your independence may make you hesitate to consider assisted living. Moving is always stressful but transitioning to a senior assisted living facility may cause an extra level uncertainty and grief. How do you know if moving to an assisted living facility is the right decision?
“When trying to decide whether assisted living is right for you, ask yourself the following questions:
- Do you need more help than family and friends are able to provide? Are the activities of daily living becoming stressful or overwhelming? If family or in-home help is not able to bridge the gap, assisted living is an option.
- Do you feel lonely or isolated at home? Having an active social life is vital to your health and happiness. Being alone much of the time is a recipe for depression. The social aspect of assisted living is a huge benefit. Good facilities offer a range of social and recreational activities. And the community environment also gives the opportunity to make new friends.
- Do you worry for your safety? Perhaps your mobility is limited, making it difficult to get out of bed by yourself, for example. Maybe you’re afraid of what might happen if you fell and couldn’t get up, or experience another problem and couldn’t get help.
- Are you tired of maintaining a home? There are a lot of responsibilities that come with living in your own home. Assisted living facilities can provide a home-like atmosphere, without the work of cooking, cleaning, shopping for groceries, and doing laundry.” (Adapted from helpguide.org)
If you feel like assisted living may be an option for you, please contact us at (603) 742-7406 or complete our online form here to schedule a tour or receive more information. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have about assisted living care.