One of the hardest things to figure out is whether assisted living is the right choice for your loved one. While many Americans struggle with this question, it need not be a difficult one. Taking a lifestyle quiz is a great way to find out which kind of living community is right for you.

While taking this quiz, you should remember that no two lives are exactly the same. For this reason, try to focus on the needs of your loved one. In fact, unless this quiz is for yourself, you should consider having your loved one present when answering some of these questions. That way, you can truly understand the options that are open to you and be able to make the best decision possible.

  • Are you or a loved one able to do their shopping independently? This means being able to list down everything that they need, being able to shop without losing money, and getting the correct items back in the house safely? If they do need assistance, what is the level of assistance needed?
  • How well are you or your loved one able to handle household chores such as laundry or housekeeping? Do you/they need assistance?
  • How are meals prepared? Are they made from scratch or are they pre-packaged? What is the focus on nutrition? Is your loved one able to make meals all by themselves or do they need help? Are you or a loved one struggling with nutrient deficits?
  • Are you or a loved one able to take care of personal hygiene? This means body and dental health. Do you need assistance with any of these processes? If so, is it partial assistance (where you can handle some of the aspects and get help from others) or are you totally dependent on someone else?
  • Are you or a loved one struggling with incontinence? How serious is the problem? Is it affecting your self-esteem by creating feelings of shame or guilt?
  • How well suited are your surroundings to your special needs. For example, do you have wheelchair ramps? Guard rails to prevent falls and non-slip floors to minimize chances of slips? If your house does not have any of these features, do you have any plans to have them installed?
  • Are you or your loved one consistent with your medication? For example, have there been incidents where medication is skipped or the wrong medication is taken? Do you need help when it comes to taking your medication? Are you or your loved one totally reliant on someone else to help you take your medication as prescribed by the doctor?
  • Is your loved one struggling with memory loss? Subtle signs could include forgetting where they placed common items such as phones and keys. They may also make poor financial decisions as they may not fully grasp the consequences of their decisions. For example, paying more than they are supposed to pay.
  • Are you or a loved one struggling to recognize your loved ones? Have you suddenly become poor at remembering faces or names? Has your loved one gotten lost on his or her way home even though they are very familiar with the neighborhood?

How Answers Relate to Senior Living Care Levels

There are two living options at Caruth Haven Court. These are assisted living, and memory care. If you or your loved one requires assistance in daily living, an assisted living community is a good option. For those struggling with memory loss, a community that is built around memory care would be ideal.

Contact Caruth Haven Court for Senior Living

When you come to Caruth Haven Court, you are sure to get the right level of care that you are looking for. All our amenities are excellent and designed with your comfort in mind. Get in touch with us today for more information.