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Care planning for assisted living

No one wants to give up the freedom and comforts of living in his or her own home. Unfortunately, with age or illness sometimes comes the need for a little assistance. Not everyone can afford private home care, so moving into an assisted living community may be the answer. Care planning for assisted living is good to arrange long before Texas residents need it.

Knowing when it is time to consider assisted living can be difficult. One may feel that he or she is doing fine at home, but family members may disagree. Some signs that it is time to consider assisted living include:

  • Being prone to falling
  • Not eating
  • Home and yard maintenance is lacking
  • Not remembering to take medications
  • Bills are overdue
  • One is isolated
  • One's overall life is limited due to physical or mental limitations

Moving into an assisted living facility tends to happen after some nudging from family members. However, it does have to be affordable and a place that one actually likes. The good about assisted living is that a person still has his or her own space and freedom, it just comes with trained staff who is available to help when needed.

Care planning for assisted living now will help one be ready financially and mentally to make the transition if it ever becomes a necessity. There is simply no harm in being prepared. An experienced attorney can help Texas residents in their care planning efforts so that all the necessary legal protections are put in place ahead of time.

Source: agingcare.com, "Signs That Tell You It's Time for Assisted Living", Marlo Sollitto, Accessed on June 28, 2017

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