5 Signs Mom’s Ready for Assisted Living

Assisted Living in Daphne AL

Perhaps you have been taking care of your aging mother for some time. It made sense, it felt like your responsibility, and you certainly appreciated the time you’re able to spend with her. Yet, no Assisted-Living-Daphne-ALmatter how much work you seem to do for her, it doesn’t seem to be enough. You keep feeling as though she’s at risk of slipping and falling, especially when you’re not there.

There may be any number of signs that could indicate a senior is ready for some other senior care option, including assisted living. Here are five potential signs that your mother may very well be ready to have that conversation right now.

Potential Sign #1: She expresses various concerns.

Even though you may be caring for her, if your mother is expressing certain concerns about her safety and well-being, it may be a sign that she’s looking for you to mention other options, including moving to an assisted living facility.

Of course, she may be looking for other things as well, but this is the time when you may want to bring up the topic of assisted living.

Potential Sign #2: She is lonely.

At many facilities across the country, seniors get to spend time with one another, do various activities, and much more. If your mother seems to be lonely, doesn’t have many friends in the area any longer, she may very well benefit from assisted living.

Potential Sign #3: Home care hasn’t worked out.

Your mother may have wanted to remain home for as long as possible, but if that hasn’t worked out as hoped, this is a great option to consider and discuss with her.

Potential Sign #4: She’s talking about friends who have moved into facilities.

If your mother is beginning to talk more about friends who have moved into assisted living facilities, especially in the area, then this is probably a good indicator she’s ready to talk about it more seriously for herself.

One of the most common reasons people end up looking into this option is because they know people who have chosen it and have had great experiences with it.

Potential Sign #5: Your mother needs around-the-clock care.

If your mother requires assistance during the day and even during those overnight hours, yet she refuses to even talk about the prospect of a live in caregiver, then assisted living is a great option. Even if she doesn’t need a great deal of assistance, but maybe some physical support to go to the bathroom in the middle the night, this may very well be something for her to consider at this time.

If you or an aging loved one are considering Assisted Living near Daphne, AL, contact Ashbury Manor Specialty Care and Assisted Living at 251-317-3017.


About Cindy Johnson

Ashbury Manor’s Administrator since 2008, Cindy Johnson is a long-time expert in the assisted living field. Prior to her arrival at Ashbury Manor, Cindy managed acquisitions and crisis management for existing and new larger senior care project developments for eleven years. As regional manager for an Oregon-based assisted living management company, Cindy was directly responsible for operations for five 50-65 bed assisted living facilities. As manager during the transition to new ownership, Cindy reorganized internal operations and conducted leadership training for Executive Directors. As a result of her management and expertise, one of the company’s facilities (in Ocala, Florida) received a deficiency-free survey, resulting in the lifting of a moratorium on operation.

A nurse for 36 years, senior care has always been Cindy’s passion. Desiring to work more closely with residents, Cindy became a Category II Administrator in 2005. As Ashbury Manor’s Administrator, Cindy understands the complexities associated with dementia and cognitive impairment and she has fallen in love with seniors with dementia or cognitive impairment and their families.

Cindy is Treasurer of the local “Senior Coalition” chapter. She enjoys mentoring new candidates who want to become administrators.

As a 16-bed facility, with Cindy's training and experience, our residents and their families can be sure Ashbury Manor’s carefully selected staff provides the expertise of a larger facility while maintaining the individualized personal care of a small special needs home.
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