It can be a difficult decision to move your loved one out of a current home into a residential assisted living home. There are many warning signs to look out for when making that tough decision.

How can you feel more secure that your loved one should no longer be living alone? Although every situation is different, here are some signs that will give you valuable information to help make the decision.

1. Warning Signs that it might be time for residential assisted living

Certain situations make it very clear that it's wise to start thinking about residential assisted living.Look for:

Recent falls. Did your loved one fall, or get in an accident either inside or outside of the house? Of course, accidents do happen, but as people get older, the probability rises of the same thing happening again.
Slow recovery. How fast or slow did the adult senior you're caring for recover from their injury or illness, Chronic health condition. Did the injury or sickens may cause your loved one to decrease or increase. Progressive problems such as dementia, congestive heart failure, and hip replacements can decline slowly or sharply, but whichever way means your loved one will increasingly need help.

Difficulty managing the activities of daily living (ADLs). Activities of daily living are the skills required to live by yourself — dressing, food preparation, laundry and taking own medication. Doctors, social workers, therapists and other geriatric experts evaluate them as part of practical assessment to determine the level of care that is going to need. Also before you move into a residential assisted living home, trained staff, such as an RN or CNA will do a company assessment to make sure that your loved one is a good fit.

It can be a difficult decision to move your loved one out of a current home into a residential assisted living home. There are many warning signs to look out for when making that tough decision.

How can you feel more secure that your loved one should no longer be living alone? Although every situation is different, here are some signs that will give you valuable information to help make the decision.

1. Warning Signs that it might be time for residential assisted living

Certain situations make it very clear that it's wise to start thinking about residential assisted living.Look for:

Recent falls. Did your loved one fall, or get in an accident either inside or outside of the house? Of course, accidents do happen, but as people get older, the probability rises of the same thing happening again. Slow recovery. How fast or slow did the adult senior you're caring for recover from their injury or illness,
Chronic health condition. Did the injury or sickens cause your loved one to decrease or increase. Progressive problems such as dementia, congestive heart failure, and hip replacements can decline slowly or sharply, but whichever way means your loved one will increasingly need help.


Difficulty managing the activities of daily living (ADLs). Activities of daily living are the skills required to live by yourself — dressing, food preparation, laundry and taking own medication. Doctors, social workers, therapists and other geriatric experts evaluate them as part of an effective assessment to determine the level of care that is going to need. Also before you move into a residential assisted living home, a trained staff, such as an RN or CNA will do a company assessment to make sure that your loved one is a good fit.