Check List

We humans, have great capacity to adapt

From childhood spontaneity to the structure of adulthood, we seek to more fully enjoy life at various stages even when it means simplify or curtail commitments.

Aging offers a unique set of challenges — things like maintaining a home, keeping up a yard, avoiding the use of stairs, limiting use of a few rooms. Even weather,can change your plan to grocery shop or go to card club. Often those are circumstances where assisted living communities prove beneficial. Use the checklist below to aid in an informal evaluation of one’s current living situation. If you desire a full assessment to ensure the community and prospective residents are a good fit, don’t hesitate to check with our nurse.

  • Food:
    a. Outdated in Cabinets
    b. Spoiled in Refrigerator
    c. Sparse inventory
  • Housekeeping:
    a. Trash Full/Overfilled
    b. Dirty Dishes in
    c. Sink
    d. Living area
  • Laundry:
    a. Dirty clothes atop furniture
    b. Clean clothes in basket
    c. not put away
  • Property:
    a. Newspapers on lawn
    b. Flyers of door handles
    c. Uncut lawn
    d. Burned out lights
  • Mail:
    a. Several days in box
    b. Unopened in stacks
    c. Newspapers still rolled/in sleeves
  • Isolation:
    a. Neighbors raising concerns
    b. Increased need for stopping by/visits
  • Activity Level:
    a. Discontinued attending church
    b. Stopped going to club/meetings
    c. Refusing social outings
  • Driving:
    a. At set time/places
    b. Others take (do) shopping
    c. Others drive to appointments
  • Personal Habits:
    a. Personal hygiene decline
    b. Phone calls at odd times
    c. Behavior changes
  • Physical Changes:
    a. Weakness
    b. Skin changes
    c. Burns
    d. Increased Forgetfulness
  • Prescriptions:
    a. Lasting longer due to missed dosage
    b. Quick depletion due to multiple dosage
  • Money Mgmt:
    a. Unpaid bills
    b. Duplicate payments
    c. Misplaced valuables