How Do I Know If Assisted Living Is Right for My Loved One?
As we age, it’s inevitable that our abilities will change. When these changes affect daily life or the ability to live well or safely, then it’s time to consider other options. Here are some questions to ask:
- Does your loved one eat balanced meals on a regular basis?
- Does your loved one have food in the refrigerator?
- Can he prepare a meal and feed himself?
- Can she safely cook at home and remember to turn off the stove?
- Does she take care of herself? (For example, have you noticed that she hasn’t taken a bath or shower in a while?)
- Does he wear clean clothes, or has he been wearing the same clothing for days at a time?
- Does the house or yard look as neat and clean as it used to be?
- Can they take their medication without being reminded?
- Does your loved one get around without help?
- Do they pay their bills on time?
- Do they get out of the house?
If you answered no to many of these questions, it may be time to consider assisted living for your loved one.
When you consider assisted living in a UCH healthcare community, you can expect compassionate staff members who will care for your loved one as you would. At UCH, the difference is that care is person directed, rather than person centered. That means your loved one holds the power to make their own decisions. UCH is committed to person-directed care, and extensive staff training brings it to life in every community. For example, residents awaken each day when they wish, rather than having a staff member wake them at a determined time. Residents choose what they eat at meals and which activities to participate in or decline.
Costs for assisted living vary based on each person’s needs and the community they choose. If UCH assisted living sounds like the right choice for you or your loved one, rest assured that the community’s admissions coordinator will help you find the perfect plan for you.