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Looking for senior care for a family member can be a difficult task. You know that your family member could use support, but maybe you don’t know where to start. No matter what the circumstances may be, perhaps Mom is having a hard time keeping house, but is fiercely independent, or Dad is forgetting to make food for himself, Heritage Senior Communities has the services and accommodations that your elderly loved one needs, in a pleasant, comfortable community setting and at an affordable price.

Heritage Senior Communities offers independent senior living, assisted living, specialized dementia care, short-term care, and adult daycare. Not sure which option is best for your loved one? We summarize the differences below.

Independent Senior Living

Independent senior living is for seniors who are still self-sufficient and active, but could benefit from living in a community setting with opportunities for fun social experiences.

Licensed Assisted Living

Assisted living is an option for seniors who need help with performing day-to-day tasks or struggle with the demands of living on their own, relieving them and you of those burdens.

Specialized Dementia Care

Specialized dementia care meets the needs of those with memory impairments, including Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, and is available at our assisted living centers.

Short-Term or Respite Care

Short-term or respite care is available when your loved one needs care for a brief period of time ranging from extra care after surgery, respite for vacation or the need to run a few errands.

Knowing When It’s Time For Assisted Living

There are many indicators that a person may need assisted living. If your senior exhibits these behaviors, assisted living might be the right option:

  • Forgetting to take medication, taking too much medication, or taking medication on the wrong schedule
  • Feeling melancholy, sad, or lonely
  • Giving up activities (attending church, book club, or weekly bridge game) that he or she once enjoyed
  • Weight loss from not preparing and eating full, healthy meals
  • Suffering from physical ailments such as weakness, poor balance, or arthritis.
  • Burning food or pots and pans when cooking
  • Neglecting housekeeping
  • Neglecting personal hygiene
  • Experiencing confusion about day of week or time of day
  • Unable to handle finances: paying bills twice, forgetting to pay bills, stashing or hiding money, losing money, etc.
  • Acting agitated, paranoid, or out of character

Common Warning Signs of Dementia

It may also be time to seek specialized dementia care in an assisted living setting if your loved one is suffering from a form of memory impairment. Common warning signs of dementia and memory impairment include:

  • Confusion about names, places, or time
  • Memory loss, especially short term memory or new information
  • Difficulty completing simple, familiar tasks such as getting dressed or brushing teeth
  • Poor judgment/decision-making
  • Difficulty completing sentences, finding words, or engaging in conversation
  • Loss of interest in responsibilities or hobbies
  • Mood swings or changes in mood or personality
  • Difficulty with complex tasks or calculations
  • Auditory or visual delusions or hallucinations

Where to Begin?

Start the conversation about senior living today.

Determining which living option is the best for you can be difficult. If you're confused or would like to ask questions, we're here to help.

Where to Begin?

Start the conversation about senior living today.

Determining which living option is the best for you can be difficult. If you're confused or would like to ask questions, we're here to help.

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