As you age, watching your parents become less competent with their everyday tasks can be difficult. Luckily, there are warning signs that may indicate the need for a little more care to help them live at home comfortably longer. A recent study showed 29% of community-dwelling older adults in America lived alone and when one major health event occurs it could jeopardize an individual's independence like never before. Here are some signs your loved one might need assistance.

  • Has a messy house
  • Is frequently forgetting things
  • Has loose clothing
  • Isn’t traveling anymore
  • Has a car that’s dented or dinged
  • Is withdrawing from activities
  • Has an unkempt appearance
  • Is forgetting or needs reminders to take medication
  • Holds onto furniture for support when walking around the house
  • Has unpaid bills

Socialization 

Senior isolation is a major factor in feelings of depression and loneliness. But that doesn't have to be the case if your loved one lives at assisted living - which provides opportunities for socialization with staff members, residents alike, fitness classes like Zumba or golf clubs games such as Bingo Nights!

Proper Nutrition 

Seniors often lack the energy or resources to grocery shop, which can lead them to losing access to proper nutrition. It is common for seniors as they age or when loved ones lose their motivation and interest in cooking for one person. This causes a negative impact on senior health such as weight gain and muscle loss.

Greenbrier Village offers several levels of senior care, including the independent living facility, called Burgundy Place. As society ages, senior needs become more specific,  which is why we created an environment that allows you to experience a dignified and purposeful life. Visit us at GreenbrierVillage.org and check out Burgundy Place for more information on our independent living.