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When it's time to consider Assisted Living

Most people want to stay in their homes for as long as they can. These safety issues could signal it’s time for a frank discussion:

  • Mobility issues – difficulty moving around, increased risk for falling or losing balance, needing help transferring to and from a wheelchair
  • Trouble keeping up with personal care and hygiene – such as showering and keeping clothes clean – or needing help coping with incontinence, dressing, eating properly
  • Home safety issues – trouble getting around one’s home, going up and down stairs, operating appliances, driving
  • Problems with household care or finances
  • Increasing health care needs
  • Mild thinking impairment – exhibiting confusion or poor judgment, difficulty taking medications correctly, unable to fix a meal, forgetting to eat
  • Wandering or behavioral issues – dementia progresses to the point where begin to wander or demeanor becomes aggressive or angry
  • Loneliness or social isolation – signs of loneliness and/or depression, such as giving up hobbies, withdrawing from friends, rarely leaving the house

Aspirus has many options in north central Wisconsin and the upper peninsula of Michigan, ranging from adult day care and family homes to assisted living and a highly skilled nursing facilities that include memory care and therapy.

When the conversation turns to senior care, make sure to talk about the positives, including personalized daily care, social interaction and activity, transportation assistance, access to medical services and home-cooked meals.

A tour can go a long way toward easing your loved one’s fears, too.Check out what Aspirus has to offer.