How to determine when your loved one needs Personal Care

A Plan for Living Well in Later Life

How to determine when your loved one needs Personal Care

As senior adults age and their health needs change, a move to Personal Care, also known as assisted living, may be the right next step. Personal Care allows your loved one to remain independent and enjoy a worry-free lifestyle supported by a compassionate and competent staff ready to assist with daily activities.

Our Personal Care commitment is to reduce risk while respecting and promoting each resident’s independence. Personal Care services include around the clock from onsite nursing staff, medication administration, maintenance and housekeeping assistance, restaurant style dining, access to community amenities and activities, and more! Families can rest assured that their loved one is in good hands, receiving emotional, physical, and spiritual support from dedicated staff.

How do you know when a loved one needs Personal Care?

Family members must learn to recognize the signs that a loved one needs Personal Care. Do they have difficulty performing daily activities? Is there a lack of concentration and changes in judgment? Are they exhibiting unusual behavior? Do they seem depressed or sad? Often, individuals and their families try to ignore the signs, which can add more stress to their lives. Although everyone is different, there are some common things to look for when determining if a loved one could benefit from a move to Personal Care.

  • Mentally, an individual may become forgetful and confused. They may miss appointments, mix up medications, get lost, or struggle paying bills.
  • A loved one’s emotional well-being is often impacted. They may feel lonely and depressed. Simple tasks may become frustrating. It’s possible that they withdraw from others and avoid social situations.
  • Physically, your loved one may be unable to take care of themselves and their home. They may suffer from lack of sleep and have less energy. Their eating habits may be different, and bathing and getting dressed becomes challenging.
  • An older individual requires more trips to the doctor’s office, and often it’s impossible for them to drive themselves safely.

Mental, emotional, and physical changes are intertwined. A person may forget to bathe, take a necessary medication, or attend a family event. These can directly impact the individual’s overall health and well-being. Personal Care, like assisted living, improves the quality of life for an aging person, allowing them to enjoy themselves and time with their families. Because help is always available, it also reduces the daily level of frustration that an individual may feel. Family members will benefit from Personal Care as well. It’s necessary for them to take care of themselves. By securing Personal Care for a loved one, family members feel less exhausted and overwhelmed.

Personal Care Communities at Living Branches

If you are seeking Personal Care for your loved one, Living Branches Personal Care communities are homey and welcoming, providing individuals with an independent and worry-free lifestyle. Our staff is ready to assist your loved one with daily activities. You’ll find plenty to do at Living Branches. Relax in your own space or socialize with friends and family.

If you are seeking a senior Personal Care community for your loved one, please contact us to schedule a visit. We are happy to answer your questions and find accommodations that fit your loved one’s lifestyle and needs.

Living Branches is a non-profit system of senior living and affordable housing communities with campuses in Hatfield, Souderton, and Lansdale. Contact one of our sales counselors to see which campus is right for you.