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Signs That A Senior Citizen May Need Assisted Living

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It's not always easy to tell when a loved one needs more assistance. The following may be warning signs that may indicate its time to explore assisted living options for a senior citizen:

  1. The refrigerator is empty or filled with spoiled food or your loved one is losing weight. This may be a sign that food shopping and food preparation is more difficult.
  2. You notice frequent bruises. This may be a sign of falling or mobility and balance problems.
  3. Your parent wears the same clothing over and over again or neglects personal hygiene. This can be a sign that doing laundry and bathing is becoming more challenging.
  4. The house isn't as clean and tidy and is in disrepair. Maintaining a home or apartment alone may be to much of a burden.
  5. Your loved one forgets things, including doctor's appointments and when to take medication. This may be due to memory loss.
  6. Your loved one seems to be depressed. Depression is common in seniors who are isolated and home alone a lot.
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