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What are the signs that an elderly person should not live alone?

Updated: Oct 23, 2023

By Humberto Fortuna MA, MS

Signs, Elderly Care, Senior, Safety, ALF, Assistance

What are the signs that an elderly person should not live alone
What are the signs that an elderly person should not live alone

There are many sings that an elderly or older adult should not be living alone.

We should mention here that the need for some type of lifestyle change is usually first indicated when a person has difficulty in one or more of the following areas:


· Difficulty in self-care, such as bathing, dressing, toileting, or eating.

· Decline in physical or mental health.

· Malnutrition and dehydration.

· Family not available to provide care or supervision.


As a result of new regulations and changes in the health care industry in the state of Florida, residents in Dade, Palm Beach County and Broward County are now provided with more services in an Assisted Living Facility to include but are not limited to: housekeeping and laundry services, transportation to doctors, social activities and 24 hour supervision.


A benefit of assisted living for the family is that they have the assurance their loved one is in a safe space and in a comfortable environment. Senior living situations can be stressful for any family, whether or not the senior lives with them full-time. When a senior moves into assisted living, family members can rest assured that their loved one is safe in a supportive environment, eating well, socializing, and receiving the care they need.



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