Signs It’s Time for Assisted Living?

The Difference Between a Nursing Home & Assisted Living

There comes a point in time when a Senior can no longer live safely on their own.  They will require additional care levels, as well as assistance with their day to day activities.  As family members of these Seniors, we are faced with the difficult decisions of deciding when is the right time to consider additional levels of care, and possibly moving into a Senior Living Community and or specifically an Assisted Living facility.

On today’s Senior Seminar Series we discuss this decision and share a few signs to look out for if considering assisted living.

Check out the video below and be sure to listen in for the 6 routine categories.

As a family member of a Senior – it is definitely not an easy task deciding when it is time for Senior Living.  However, using some of these 6 main categories mentioned in the video can really help you identify and understand when the levels of care need to be escalated.

To recap – here is the list of the 6 main categories we recommend analyzing – these are in no particular order:

  1. Bathing
  2. Dressing
  3. Toileting (going to the bathroom)
  4. Transferring (ability to get in and out of bed)
  5. Continence (ability to control the bowls)
  6. Feeding


There are many levels of care available to your loved one – finding that right one can be a challenge!  However, please remember you are not alone!