How Do I Know I’m Making the Right Choice for My Loved One?
Accepting that your parent or senior loved one can no longer live at home by themselves is a difficult situation. Throughout the process of looking for a long-term care facility, you may find yourself asking, "How do I know if I'm doing the right thing?" In today's blog post from Derby Health & Rehab, we are going to discuss a few ways that you can tell whether a long-term care facility is the best choice for your loved one. Read on to learn more.
Does Your Loved One Need More Assistance Than You Can Provide?
If you find that your loved one is struggling to complete activities of daily living (ADLs) such as bathing, dressing, using the restroom, etc., it may be time to consider a long-term care facility. Derby Health & Rehab can provide 24-hour assistance with ADLs to ensure that your loved one is always safe and comfortable.
Is Your Home Set Up for a Disabled or Elderly Person?
If your home is not set up for a disabled or elderly person, it may be difficult for them to get around. This can lead to falls and other accidents. Long-term care facilities are designed specifically for seniors and people with disabilities. This means that all areas of the facility are accessible and safe for them to use.
Do They Seem Isolated or Lonely When They Are at Home by Themselves?
If your loved one is spending most of their time alone, they may become isolated or lonely. This can have a negative impact on their mental and emotional health. In a long-term care facility, your loved one will be around other people who are in similar situations. This can help them to form new friendships and socialize more regularly.
Have There Been Any Recent Falls or Accidents in the Home?
If your loved one has recently fallen or had an accident in the home, it may be time to consider a long-term care facility. Derby Health & Rehab can provide 24-hour assistance to help prevent falls and accidents, and ensure the health and safety of your loved one.