The decision to downsize is a big one for your senior. She might have been thinking about this for a long time, but there’s a lot more involved than just moving. The time might have come for your senior to consider moving into some sort of senior living community and that can be intimidating. Senior housing consultants can help her to find the right combination for her.

 

Your Senior Might Be Spending Too Much Time Alone

If your elderly family member is spending a lot more time alone than she really should, that is a problem. Isolation is a big issue for older adults. It can lead to depression and to other physical problems that hinder her quality of life. In order to avoid that type of health risk, your senior might be considering a senior living experience that enables her to interact with more people every day.

Home Maintenance Is Becoming a Bigger Problem

Home maintenance is a massive consideration. When your elderly family member was younger, she might have had no trouble keeping up with lawn maintenance, household chores, and all of the random tasks that pile up, like repairs. But as she ages, that can take more and more of a toll on her, leading her to put off or even just ignore some of those issues. That can be a big concern.

She Needs a Little More Help Personally

There are also those personal care tasks, like bathing and dressing, that can become more difficult for your elderly family member. These tasks might be embarrassing ones for her to ask for your help with, so she might be trying to figure things out on her own. In an assisted living situation, your senior has help on-site that is experienced and dedicated.

She Wants to Be as Independent as Possible

Believe it or not, even if your senior needs more help, living in a senior living community can still help her to be as independent as she wants to be. With staff on-site who can help her whenever she needs it, your elderly family member is able to exercise independence regularly without endangering herself at the same time. She won’t have to worry about any of the tasks that wear her out since those are handled for her.

Working with senior housing consultants can help your senior to find the exact living situation that is best for her needs both now and in the immediate future. They can help her to explore all of her options and narrow down her choices to the best ones for her.

If you or an aging loved-one are considering hiring Home Care Services in San Luis Obispo, CA, please contact the friendly staff at San Luis Obispo Caregivers.
Call today: (805) 748-2614


David Wood, Owner, SLO Caregivers
David Wood, Owner, SLO Caregivers

San Luis Obispo Caregivers was created in memory of my Grandfather, Tracy Gordon Wood II. My mission is to honor him by providing trustworthy, compassionate, and competitively priced caregiving services to seniors in my community. After 25 years in the financial industry and the decision to leave behind a successful 6-year position as the Chief Operating Officer of SESLOC Federal Credit Union, I created San Luis Obispo Home Care. This decision served my desire to make a difference and support the growing needs of seniors in my community. As my business grew and I leaned heavily on my financial background, I realized there was a much more cost-effective way to provide seniors with the care they deserve. This realization led to the creation of San Luis Obispo Caregivers, a referral agency and SLO Senior Placement, a free resource for families looking for independent or assisted living options for seniors. Ultimately, I listen, assess your situation and recommend various options that are available for your family.