Deciding to move a loved one into residential care is a tough decision for every family. While you may do everything you can to have your loved one live at home, providing the necessary care to make it possible can be extremely stressful for you and your family.
If you’re trying to decide whether or not it’s time to move a loved one into an assisted living facility, Kingston HealthCare has some questions for you to consider to help you make your decision.
Does your loved one have aggression?
As some people age, they can become aggressive as they struggle to complete simple tasks. This aggression can be expressed both physically and verbally and can cause you and family members to feel resentful toward your loved one.
Do you feel your loved one is safe if home alone?
The chances of falling, getting hurt or not being able to complete simple tasks all increase as you age. At the same time, you should always feel safe leaving your loved one home alone.
Is your loved one depending on you more and more?
Are you able to provide your loved one with the level of care that they need? Does providing that care for them put you at risk? As a caregiver, you need to ensure that you can safely provide care for your loved one.
Is providing for your loved one stressing you out?
Providing the necessary care for a loved one to live at home can be stressful on both you and your family. Make sure you aren’t neglecting your family and you’re able to make time for yourself.
If any of the examples above are proving to be troublesome for you and your family, it may be time to consider assisted living for your loved one. While this may be a difficult decision now, you will quickly realize how much you and your loved one will benefit from the decision.
If you would like to know how Kingston HealthCare can provide care for loved one, give us a call at 419-247-2880 or send us a message and we can schedule a tour for you to see everything Kingston has to offer.