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What Are the Signs that Your Loved One Needs Assisted Living?

Happy senior man and smiling caregiver discussing signs you need assisted living

As our loved ones grow older, they may need additional care and support to help them live their everyday lives. One option that many families consider is senior assisted living. But how do you know when it’s time to make that transition? Learning common signs that you or a loved one may need assisted living can help you make the best decision.

Buckner Villas provides a supportive environment where residents can maintain their independence while receiving their needed help. Contact us at 512.580.9882 to schedule a tour and see how we can help you and your loved ones today.

5 Signs You or a Loved One Needs Assisted Living

1. Difficulty with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)

ADLs are fundamental tasks that we do every day, such as dressing, bathing, eating, and using the bathroom. If your loved one is struggling with any of these activities, it could be a sign that they need assistance. Assisted living provides support with ADLs to help seniors maintain a good quality of life.

2. Memory Loss or Cognitive Decline

As we age, memory loss and cognitive decline can become more prevalent. If your loved one is experiencing memory loss or difficulty with decision-making and problem-solving skills, it may be time to consider assisted living. Memory care is a specialized form of assisted living that can help seniors with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

3. Safety Concerns

Falling is a leading cause of injury among older adults. If your loved one has had a fall or other safety concerns, an assisted living community can help provide a safer environment. With staff available around the clock and emergency response systems in place, you can have peace of mind knowing that your loved one is safe.

4. Isolation and Loneliness

Socialization is crucial for mental and emotional health, especially for seniors. If your loved one is isolated or experiencing loneliness, assisted living can provide them with a supportive community. They’ll have opportunities to participate in social activities, make new friends, and engage with others regularly.

5. Caregiver Burnout

Caring for a loved one can be a full-time job, taking a toll on family members. Assisted living can provide support if you’re feeling overwhelmed or burnt out from providing care. You can ensure your loved one gets the care and attention they need while caring for yourself.

How Buckner Villas Can Help

If you’ve noticed signs of the need for assisted living, it may be time to consider it. At Buckner Villas, we offer a range of senior living options, including independent living, assisted living, memory care, and long-term skilled nursing care. Our team of licensed nurse clinicians, dining services, housekeeping services, and recreational programs are available to meet your loved one’s needs.

Core principles of connection, independence, purpose, security, and service guide our community. We offer a luxury community with amenities like nutrition education and counseling, snacks, group outings, a library, arts and crafts, pet-friendly facilities, and a spa. We also provide physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and medication management.

Contact Buckner Villas to Start Assisted Living Today

If you recognize signs that an elderly person needs assisted living, contact Buckner Villas. We understand that moving your loved one into assisted living can be difficult. Our licensed nurse clinicians offer physical, occupational, and speech therapy services to provide comprehensive care for residents. Our Buckner Villas core principles – connection, independence, purpose, security, and service – guide us in delivering exceptional care and services to our residents.

Contact Buckner Villas at 512.580.9882 or online to learn more about our amenities and assisted living options and take the first step in providing your loved ones with the care and attention they deserve.