Moving a loved one into assisted living can be difficult for all parties involved, but sometimes the most difficult part is determining when the time is right.
Clear signs, such as a broken hip or a sudden decline in health, may speed up the decision-making, but there isn’t always a single clear sign.
This is when the question of “when is the “right” time for a loved one to go into Assisted Living?”
There may be a better question to ask because Assisted Living Facilities provide so many better options that put residents’ emotional and physical well-being first. That question is: Will a senior loved one’s quality of life improve if they relocate now?
One typical complaint among those who have successfully transitioned is that they wish they had done so sooner. Is there a proper time to do something? And how can you know when that time has come?
It takes a lot of effort to be a caretaker, both physically and emotionally. It may become impossible for the caregiver to offer the proper care your loved one requires if you or another relative is the full-time caregiver for your loved one. If this is the case, an assisted living facility may be beneficial to your loved one.