How Do You Know if Your Loved One Needs Assisted Living?

Posted by: St. Clare Commons - Wednesday, June 19, 2019

There are so many commercials on television today talking about the best way to care for older family members. How do you know when your older loved one needs just extra help or can no longer live on their own?

Does your mom look like she lost some weight she could not afford to lose? Does grandma seem to sit in the corner by herself? Has your father given up his weekly card game with friends? Does your favorite aunt whose house is usually immaculate, look disheveled?

There are signs you can look for according to These include:

  • Changing eating habits
  • Neglecting personal hygiene
  • Neglecting the home, with a change in tidiness
  • Exhibiting inappropriate behavior
  • Changing relationship patterns
  • Showing physical injuries
  • Decreasing or stopping activities
  • Exhibiting forgetfulness
  • Mishandling finances
  • Making unusual purchases
  • Missing important appointments or family gatherings
  • Isolating themselves from others

Maybe it is time for you to sit down with your loved one and consider their options. For some getting some additional in-house assistance may be a viable option.

Another option is living on a campus geared strictly for seniors. It is the perfect alternative for seniors who can no longer live on their own, yet don’t require 24-hour, complex medical supervision. Assisted living services offer a balance between compassionate care and the maximum freedom possible, all within the safety of a campus. Assisted living with its multiple activities keeps seniors active and connected with others their age for fun and companionship.

Why ‘Home is Here’ at CHI Living Communities

Tour our campus and find out why we say, “home is here.” As a mission-based senior living community, there is a sense of calm and sereneness something that visitors’ feel the minute they step through the door. Assisted living residents have independence but when they need that next or extra level of care, it is there for them.

Our communities offer a variety of spacious living options, where seniors can surround themselves with items important to them. Culinary prepared meals encourage gathering and camaraderie. Painting classes, social hours, musical presentations, and trips around the local community are just a few of the multiple activities and social gatherings that keep seniors active, involved, and vital. Our Body, Mind and Spirit Series focuses on vital living and helping seniors and the community achieve their highest level of wellness.

Another reason home is here for seniors is the healing ministry of the Church through comprehensive and spiritually enriching services for seniors of all faiths including Masses, sacraments, and Protestant prayer services.

Many of our campuses offer continuum of care. If seniors are ever in need of special services such as a psychologist, physical therapy, a pulmonologist or anything else, including skilled nursing and rehabilitation, or memory care, it is there for them on one campus.

Gold Seal of Approval for Skilled Nursing

Our continuing care campuses with skilled nursing capabilities have earned or are working toward The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Nursing Care Center Accreditation. The Gold Seal of Approval is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient and resident care.