When is the Right Time to Move a Parent to Assisted Living?


Knowing when it is the right time to move a parent to assisted living is difficult. While some seniors are able to live independently for their entire lives, that is not typically the case for most.

Unfortunately, there is no definitive answer for when it is time for a loved one to move to an assisted living facility. There are, however, some clear signals that it is time to make the move. An article from U.S. News and World Report, When to Move From Independent Living to Assisted Living, lists some of those signals.

  1. A worsening of medical conditions
  2. Increased frailty or falls
  3. The inability manage finances
  4. Depression
  5. Difficulty caring for oneself

If you have noticed any of these signs in your loved one, it is time to make some important decisions. Even if you haven’t noticed any of these signs, assisted living may be the way to go. Sometimes, there is no one event that makes you think your loved one needs extra care but rather a “gut feeling.”

Deciding what is best for your parent can be challenging. At Parsons House, we understand this. We offer a variety of living options for seniors and can help guide you through what can be a difficult process. To learn about our options for senior living or just to ask questions, call us 402.498.9554 or visit us online at parsonsseniorliving.com.