How to Know It’s Time for Assisted Living

Looking into senior assisted living facilities for a loved one, in Salt Lake County or anywhere else, is an important, often difficult decision, but at Crescent Senior Living, we offer a solution. If your loved one can no longer live at home but is still too healthy and active for a hospital or nursing home, Crescent Senior Living, the best of all the assisted living homes in Sandy, offers a welcoming environment with an emphasis on independence, with support from our physicians and the family and friends of our residents.

As we said, the process of choosing assisted living can be difficult, but it’s a little easier if you know what to look for to be sure that assisted living is the right option. Here are some signs that a person shouldn’t be living alone and would be safer and happier in assisted living:

They’ve fallen recently or are at risk of falling.

Falls are one of the biggest safety concerns among seniors. These accidents frequently lead to life-altering injuries like broken hips; for those who live alone, these injuries can be deadly if the fall victim is unable to call for help.

They need help remembering or performing basic tasks of daily living.

Forgetfulness is common among the elderly and can lead to neglectfulness, even regarding things as important as one’s health. For example, an individual may forget to take medications or fail to maintain proper nutrition. For seniors who suffer from memory loss, our Namaste Memory Care Wing offers added assistance in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

They require frequent hospital visits.

If an individual has developed a condition that requires recurring medical attention, he or she may be better off living somewhere where medical care is always available when needed. This is especially true if the person is no longer able to drive and depends on someone else for transportation. If this transportation source is unavailable when a hospital visit is necessary, the consequences can be tragic.

They’re still willing and able to maintain an active lifestyle.  

Crescent Senior Living’s facility features:

  • A beauty salon

  • A gym

  • A movie theater

  • A café

  • A library

This environment has none of the gloom of hospitals and nursing homes; it’s a vibrant community of active, young-at-heart seniors who want to get the most out of their golden years, as you’ll see in this video:

Click here to take a virtual tour of our facility, or contact us to schedule an in-person tour.