Personal Care Home Benefits

How can your loved one benefit from a Personal Care Home ?Personal Care Home Dining Area

Many seniors benefit greatly from the caring support and assistance they receive from a personal care home. To determine who benefits most, we have listed below some specific items that should be considered when making a decision to move your loved one into a personal care home.
If your loved one suffers from any of the following conditions, serious consideration should be given for a move to a personal care home.

Consider these items:

A Marked Deterioration of Health – Seniors with specific health diagnoses such as chronic Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs), Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), Hypertension (HTN) or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) will benefit greatly from personal care where their health is closely monitored and staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help with emergencies or just basic assistance.

Poor Medication Management – Seniors who may forget taking medications or who are not following doctor’s orders to take certain medicines as scheduled are prime candidates for an assisted living program where trained staff can monitor the dosage, timing and refill orders to take the pressure off of both the senior as well as family members.

Memory Problems – Seniors with mild or severe dementia or who are having problems with forgetfulness, wandering or getting lost and confusion or repeating questions will greatly benefit from having 24-hour supervision in an assisted living facility.

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Lack of Family Participation – Seniors who are often left alone due to family work schedules; commitments or vacations will no longer be left to take care of themselves.  An assisted living program offers full time participation with full time residency.

Poor Nutrition and Hydration – Seniors who cook very little or not at all, may often forget to eat and will be unable to sleep. An assisted living facility will have a strong support system in place to remind and monitor their nutrition and diet.

Difficulty Managing Home – A house requires many different tasks, including daily cleaning, yard work, cooking, laundry, and money management.  Seniors who are no longer able to keep up with these daily tasks of their home may find themselves living in less than sanitary conditions.

Loss of Close Companionship – Seniors who have recently lost a spouse, family member, pet or friend are in desperatePersonal Care Home Room need feeling the sense of community which can be gained through a personal care home. New friends help to give a resident the sense of belonging and companionship they may find hard to establish on their own.

Security Risks – Seniors living in unsafe neighborhoods or who fear vulnerability from being alone or taken advantage of will rest easy in a residential personal care home with programs, knowing a trained staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

High Fall Risk or Frequent ER Visits – Seniors who frequently slip and fall will greatly benefit from proper supervision in an assisted living facility.