There are many types of senior living options, and assisted living, sometimes called enhanced living, is one of the most common. As your parents or loved ones age, you’ll likely have to help them decide where to live based on their changing needs. Assisted living communities are designed for seniors who need help with daily activities like cooking and bathing but don’t necessarily require extended medical care. These are the ideal candidates to live in these communities. Our guide can help you begin to assess whether your friend or relative is able to live independently safely. And if there appear to be issues, discover how the move to enhanced living at a continuing care retirement community like The Overlook can help. 4 Signs to Look for When Visiting Your Loved One for the Holidays Your loved one has trouble with activities of daily living. If your loved one is unable to no longer able to perform basic personal care tasks, this might be an indication that assisted living is necessary. Such tasks are called activities of daily living, or ADLs, and include bathing or showering, dressing, getting in and out of bed or a chair, walking, using the toilet and eating. Your loved one’s environment isn’t suited to their needs. Perhaps your biggest concern is the safety of a loved one. It’s important to assess the environment in which they currently live for potential hazards and risks. If there’s the possibility of an accident due to untidiness in the home, it might be time to look into moving to assisted living, where team members ensure that residents are always safe and well-looked after. Your loved one needs a level of care more specialized than what they now receive. Identify whether your loved one’s medical needs are being met. If they require senior care from a skilled professional, how can your loved one receive the support they need at home? It’s best to consider moving them to enhanced living at The Overlook, where our floor plans can accommodate every need. Your loved one feels isolated or distant from family. A senior living community with assisted living services can provide the right balance of privacy, dignity and support, but everyone has a social need that can only be met by friends. If your loved one’s circle has grown tighter and they seem to be more lonely, then the enriching activities and events at The Overlook might be just the thing to reinvigorate their social life. If you think your loved one could benefit from enhanced living and you need guidance on next steps, The Overlook is here to help. Book an appointment today to learn about your loved one’s transition to enhanced living, whether as a direct admittance or entering the full continuum of care in independent living.