There comes a time in each of our lives when an assisted living Sacramento facility may become the right choice of living. Climbing the stairs becomes more difficult. Getting out of bed to use the washroom at 3am becomes an almost impossible task. Standing and preparing meals is, literally, a “pain”. There are many signs that point to you possibly requiring the additional care that an assisted living Sacramento facility may be able to offer you, but they aren’t right for everyone.
If you’re trying to decide whether such a residential facility is the right choice for either you or a loved one, here are some things you need to ask yourself:
How much Help do you Need?
An assisted living Sacramento residential home may be the right choice for anyone whose friends and family are no longer able to provide the assistance that you need in order to get your daily tasks done. If you are having problems making it to appointments, getting out to pick up groceries, or cleaning your home, and no one is able to help you on a regular and consistent basis, it may be time to consider assisted living.
How do you Feel?
One of the biggest determining factors when choosing a residential home should be your answer to the question, “how lonely do you feel?” If you feel lonely or isolated on a regular basis, then an assisted living Sacramento residential home may be the right choice for you.
Many assisted living facilities provide a number of regular and daily social activities that will keep you busy and engaged with other people of your same age group. Remember that your social life is an extremely important part to you leading a healthy and happy life, and that it should not be something that you need to “give up” as you age.
Do you feel Safe?
Do you feel safe in your own home? Or is every day another day where you have to worry about climbing those stairs to your bedroom? If your mobility is limited and you find that you have difficulties ambulating around your home, then an assisted living Sacramento facility may be right for you.
Living in an assisted residential facility guarantees that you have staff available to you 24 hours a day, and staff who are prepared to deal with any sort of emergency situation. If you’re worried about slipping and falling out of the tub and having no one discover you for days, consider an assisted living Sacramento residential home.
Do you have Transportation Issues?
Seniors are faced with a number of transportation issues. Several seniors have either willfully or been forced to give up their driver’s licenses, but taking public transit isn’t always an option. Paying for regular taxis is extremely expensive, and friends and family are only available at certain times during the week. If you are having difficulties getting outside of your home, it may be time to move to an assisted living Sacramento facility.