Determining a person’s needs before considering a move can ease the stress of a move for you and for your loved one. At first glance, it can be difficult to decide between independent and assisted living, but there are some important considerations for either senior living option.
For an older adult, key factors that influence this decision about the best type of housing are based on how well they can go about daily activities. This includes transportation, meal preparation, medication management, personal hygiene, house work and managing personal finances.
Here are some questions you can ask to help assess:
Am I/Is my loved one able to keep the house clean without help?
Am I/Is my loved one able to maintain a medication schedule?
Am I/Is my loved one able to prepare meals easily and without issue?
Am I/Is my loved one prone to falls or accidents?
Can I/my loved one transport themselves safely around town?