In my last blog post, I shared ,Red Flags to be aware of when visiting aging family members over the holidays. It’s important to look for changes in their general health and well-being, as well as the safety of their home environment. If you noticed red flags, what comes next?

Having an open and respectful conversation about your concerns and their wishes.

Most older adults want to remain in their homes. In fact, a recent AARP study found that 77% of Americans want to age in place at home. There are services and tools that make this possible. You can create a safer environment by eliminating fall risks, adding grab bars, medical alert devices and if needed add Caregiver services. It’s also important to ensure that older adults are not isolated and have an outlet for socializing and engaging with others through their church, senior center, volunteering, etc.

If staying at home isn’t an option, it’s important to know that the choices for senior living go way beyond nursing homes.

  • Active 55+
  • Independent Living – includes meals, housekeeping & transportation
  • Assisted living –everything Independent Living includes, plus help with bathing, dressing, mobility etc.
  • Memory care – secure community, dedicated to caring for those with dementia
  • Residential care homes – small homelike environment typically with 6-8 residents

Click here to learn more about the different types of senior living communities

https://www.loriwilliams-seniorservices.com/senior-housing

Not sure which option is right for your loved one? My team and I are available to guide you through the options to find the best fit for your loved one. For FREE help with senior housing and services, contact Lori at 214-783-1222 or www.loriwilliams-seniorservices.com.

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Lori Williams Senior Living Expert & Host of the Podcast, Aging in Style

Owner/Founder of Lori Williams - Senior Services. I’ve worked in senior living for over 16 years. My passion for learning all I could about aging, dementia and resources for older adults was inspired by my grandmother who was diagnosed with dementia in 1994. I am also the creator and host of the podcast, Aging in Style. The purpose of the podcast is to educate on all things senior related and to share stories of inspirational seniors.

I have a degree in Marketing from LSU, and I am a Certified Senior Advisor and a Certified Dementia Practitioner.

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