As we grow older, our bodies change, and so does everyday life. It can become harder for some of us to complete specific tasks or even remember to complete them. Whether you’re caring for a loved one or being cared for, everyone is different. The decision to seek extra help or introduce professional aged care services can be a difficult and emotional situation to navigate.

But don’t worry; we’re here to help ease the stress and decision-making. In this month’s blog, we share the four common signs of when it may be time to begin the journey into aged care living.

Four signs it may be time to consider aged care

It is normal to feel concerns swirling around when noticing even the slightest shift in someone’s health and wellbeing—but when is the right time to consider additional aged care support? There are many contributing factors and indicators to assess whether aged care living is suitable. We all share a common goal; ensuring you or your loved one are safe, comfortable, and enjoying life. At Christadelphian Aged Care, we take a holistic approach to our support services and provide residents with tailored care in a way that suits them best.

Frequent falls and accidents

One of the most common signs that prompt you or your loved one to consider residential aged care, is the increase of falls and personal safety risks. While stubbing your toe on pesky furniture corners can be a frequent occurrence for some people—it can be a serious incident for seniors.

Minor stumbles, scratches or bruises can be factors of mobility decline and cause concern if you have pre-existing conditions. By transitioning into residential aged care, you can receive peace of mind that you or your loved one will be cared for with the utmost compassion. Our seven aged care accommodation options proudly offer 24-hour residential nursing care in beautiful surroundings in Sydney, the Central Coast and Brisbane.

Forgetfulness

Forgetting where you left your keys is a common occurrence for many people. However, forgetting essential tasks like bathing, eating, taking medications or attending medical appointments can be a sign of more serious, underlying health issues. In a Christadelphian Aged Care home, residents can receive around-the-clock support and gain a new sense of confidence as they establish a healthy routine.

Difficulty getting out and about

If you or a loved one are experiencing trouble moving around the house or getting out and about, it may be a sign to think about the benefits of aged care homes. Feeling out of breath or experiencing prolonged fatigue after walking short distances can be an early sign of potential fall risks and health problems.

Suppose you or a family member find it tricky to navigate your surroundings safely. In that case, it could certainly be time to consider aged care services—All of our aged care homes are thoughtfully designed to encourage residents to live a healthy, active lifestyle in a way that suits their needs best.

Feeling lonely or isolated

As we grow older, it’s normal to feel isolated or lonely from time to time. Whether you don’t feel like being social or wish to stay inside because of the weather—everyone has an ideal activity or space to feel comfortable. However, increased negativity and withdrawal from everyday life could signify the need for positive change. Being a bible-based community, we understand the importance of catering to every resident’s spiritual and emotional needs in our homes. Fellow introverts may love their own space and quiet.

But in contrast, others flourish through a sense of belonging and purpose within an upbeat community. At Christadelphian Aged Care, we cater to both options with our residential aged care services. We offer seniors the ability to build their ideal lifestyle and receive the professional care they need in a friendly environment surrounded by fantastic facilities and like-minded individuals.

Learn more about our aged care services in Sydney, Central Coast, and Brisbane. Contact the friendly team at Christadelphian Aged Care for any questions or queries here— we would love to hear from you!