Safety Hazards & Injuries
Seniors at home are at risk for falls because of bad eyesight, limited mobility and various minor safety hazards, like loose rugs or tangled electrical cords. If you notice that your parent’s or other loved one’s home is cluttered and messy, has stairways that are too steep, or they are not maintaining the home as well as they once did then it may be time to explore the option of an assisted living facility like the ones we have at Platinum Communities.
You won’t have to worry about your loved one. They will be living and thriving in a safe environment.
Malnutrition is a serious health issue facing seniors, affecting 1 in 4 older adults. There are many factors resulting in poor nutrition and dehydration. Some seniors have decreased appetites, others trouble chewing, and many have a lack of interest in cooking and eating for one. You can take no food in the house or spoiled food in the fridge as a clear sign they are not getting adequate nutrition and need help. If you see any sudden weight loss or other evidence of malnutrition or dehydration, you should seek help immediately.
At assisted living facilities, worries about grocery shopping or meal preparation are things of the past. They can enjoy three healthy meals a day, without fuss or muss.