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Checklist- Is it Time for Assisted Living

How do you know when loved ones are ready for assisted living? Use these guidelines to help spot the warning signs of aging and illness.

Rosalyn Carter once said: “There are only four kinds of people in the world – those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need caregivers.” In light of the longer lives we now enjoy, it’s very probable that many of us, at one time or another, will have to provide support
for an aging parent or relative.

Families are often slow to recognize that a beloved family member needs help with their everyday activities. Nor are they prepared for the financial burdens involved. But both the emotional and financial costs of caring for the elderly can be even greater if the signs of illness are caught later, rather than sooner.