It can be heart wrenching to decide if a family member or friend you love can no longer safely live in their own home. It can be scary for that loved one to think about his or her care needs and possible new living environments. If you have concerns about a loved one , consider the following questions when determining care needs. If you need help, consult with an experienced and qualified estate and elder care attorney.
- Does your loved one have medical needs that require special attention?
- Is your loved one unable to prepare meals?
- Does your loved one forget to purchase new food?
- Does your loved one have safety concerns?
- Is your loved one afraid to live alone?
- Does your loved one constantly have medical emergencies that require attention?
- Would your loved one benefit from a more organized daily schedule?
- Is your loved one constantly forgetting to take medication?
- Does your loved one frequently fall or slip in his or her home?
- Does your loved one forget how to handle simple tasks?
- Is your loved one afraid to ask for assistance?
- Is your loved one unable to handle household responsibilities such as cleaning?
- Does your loved one crave socialization and group activities?
- Has your loved one forgotten about important financial affairs?
- Does you loved one neglect his or her personal hygiene?
- Are you afraid that your loved one will have a medical emergency when no one is around?
- Are you and your family members unable to offer full-time supervision?
If you find yourself agreeing with several of the questions above, your loved one may need the supportive care of a care facility such as assisted living or a nursing home. If you have questions about your loved one’s care needs or if you need help choosing the place for the bestr care, consult with an experienced and qualified elder care attorney.