Pamplin Media Group – Is It Time for Assisted Living? – Pamplin Media Group

This article brought to you courtesy of The Forest Grove Beehive, News-Times Insider Senior Living Expert.

Forest Grove Beehive Assisted Living

Knowing when to move into assisted living is essential to keeping our seniors safe. A move depends not only on the senior, but one’s ability to provide the right care. Deteriorating health is part of growing older and 85% of seniors have one or more chronic illnesses. 

     Increased dependence might begin with strenuous activities but can progress to needing assistance bathing or preparing meals. These early indicators may mean a move might be necessary. Decreased mobility happens to us all as we age, but a fall or the inability to stand for long periods or to walk very far without aid could be a sign it is time to look for assistance outside the home. Deteriorating hygiene either personal or environmental is a symptom of physical limitations or potential mental illness or dementia. Severe symptoms may make it difficult for family members to provide caregiving as they be limited by time, lack of medical skills or perhaps, medical needs of their own. When this is evident, it is time to consider assisted living. 

     Family members often feel guilty about giving up their caregiver role, but there is no harm in admitting they need help too. Seniors might also feel like they aren’t wanted. This is the top reason adult children are hesitant about assisted living. 

     Caregiving can be a demanding role that is best left to professionals. Schedule a tour of our communities today to learn more about our care and programs. 

Forest Grove Beehive Assisted Living

2122 Hawthorne Street

Fprest Grove , OR 97116