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One uncertainty adult children may find themselves grappling with is how to tell when the time is “right” for a parent to move to assisted living. Because assisted living communities offer so many benefits that improve residents’ mental and physical well-being, there might be a better question to ask. That question is: Will a senior loved one enjoy a better quality of life if they make a move now?
A common refrain you’ll hear among residents who have successfully made this transition is that they wished they’d made the move earlier. So, is there a right time? And how can you tell if that time has arrived?
Signs a Senior Might Need Assisted Living
Here are some of the most common warning signs that indicate the time for a move is at hand:
Benefits of Assisted Living Communities
While there are a variety of red flags that indicate an older adult might not be safe living alone in their home, it isn’t a good idea to wait until a senior reaches that point. Searching for a senior living community in the midst of a crisis is stressful. You might also find that your family member’s preferred community doesn’t have any suites available.
By choosing to make a move before an emergency arises, a senior will benefit in a number of ways:
Schedule an In-Person or Virtual Tour
The best way to learn more about the benefits of assisted living is by scheduling a personal tour. At Sunrise communities, we offer in-person and virtual tours for older adults and their loved ones. Call (888) 434-4648 today to set up a time!