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What Are the Signs It’s Time For Senior Assisted Living?

Women discussing the signs it's time for assisted living

Knowing the signs it’s time for assisted living is imperative for senior’s health and well-being. An assisted living program gives seniors an independent lifestyle while being near necessary medical services so they can make the most out of their golden years. Professional staff provides medication management, assistance with daily living activities, therapeutic treatments, and other medical and personal services.

At Ventana’s state-of-the-art facility in Dallas, we welcome seniors from all walks of life who need daily assistance and other medical services to maintain their quality of life. Our luxurious facility includes private rooms with spa-like bathrooms and floor-to-ceiling windows that offer incredible views of the Dallas skyline. Plus, we offer daily planned activities and social events, transportation services, religious services, and other beneficial services and amenities. If you feel it is time to enroll in a senior assisted living program, fill out our online assessment tool or call 214.225.6197 today to speak with our compassionate staff.

Is Assisted Living Right For You?

Assisted living programs are for seniors who are relatively healthy but need daily assistance to maintain their health and vitality. As we age, it is natural for us to slow down and have difficulty performing routine tasks or remembering important information. Knowing the signs to look for that point to declining health is essential to get seniors the support they need before they have an accident or a health setback.

Here are some of the common signs that point to the need for an assisted living program:

  • Their health is declining, and it is too much for at-home caregivers to handle.
  • They are living alone and unable to visit friends and family because they can’t drive or move around easily.
  • Home upkeep and cleaning duties are too strenuous to continue.
  • They neglect their personal hygiene.
  • They begin to experience incontinence.
  • They routinely forget to take their medication or forget to refill it.

At Ventana, we can help you recognize the signs it’s time for assisted living so you can begin experiencing all of the benefits of a senior assisted living program. In addition to our assisted living program, we also provide memory care services, short and long-term rehabilitation, wellness programs, and other therapeutic and medical services for when your health changes.

4 Signs It’s Time for Assisted Living

Making the move into an assisted living program can be difficult for senior adults, especially if they are adamant about staying in their homes. If you are concerned for your parent’s health and well-being, here are four signs it’s time for assisted living:

Personal Hygiene

One of the biggest health risks facing seniors living alone is a lack of proper hygiene. Forgetting to brush their teeth, bathe, or wear clean clothes is common for some seniors who begin to experience mild cognitive impairment. Poor hygiene can lead to:

  • Skin infections
  • Weakened immune system
  • Septicemia
  • Tooth decay
  • Diarrhea
  • Dysentery

Isolation and Depression

Seniors who live alone and are less active can easily slip into depression due to being isolated from friends and family. Daily social interaction is very important for seniors, as a lack of a fulfilling social life can hasten the aging process. Assistant living programs provide an active social life for seniors in a comfortable and secure environment.

Medication Mistakes

It is very common for seniors over 65 to have multiple daily prescriptions. If they forget to take their medication, refill a prescription, or take the wrong pill, it can worsen their health and potentially cause a life-threatening situation that is easily avoidable.

Neglecting Household Chores

Keeping up with household chores like laundry and weekly cleaning can be very difficult for seniors as they age. A dirty home can increase the risk of falls, attract cockroaches and flies, and increase the risk of airborne illnesses.

Ventana: Comprehensive Senior Assisted Living Services for Texas Seniors

At Ventana’s high-rise luxury senior living community, we provide compassionate support for seniors through our assisted living programs. Our team is very familiar with recognizing the signs it’s time to consider assisted living and will discuss these with you while touring our facility. We can create personalized treatment programs that include medical and therapeutic services, along with several personal services and amenities.

If you would like more information about our assisted living program, call 214.225.6197 today to speak with our knowledgeable team.