Senior Safety Checklist
If your mom or dad lives alone, be proactive when you visit. Look for signs that their quality of life isn’t what it should be. If you see any of these signs, it could mean that they would benefit from a move to a senior living community.
- Consistent weight loss with no underlying medical condition
- When visiting, you find the stove on and unattended
- Makes repeated errors with medication
- EMS has been called to their homes no more than one occasion
- Too confused to call for help
- Increased instances of illness or recent hospitalizations
- Diagnosis of dehydration or malnutrition
- Unable to prepare themselves nutritious meals
- Refuses visits from family members to conceal deterioration
- Insufficient finances to cover full time private home care costs
- Medicine cabinet contains many expired medications
- While normally outgoing, has become socially withdrawn
- Doesn’t recall how they arrived at destination
- Automobile in disrepair
- Neighbors report loved one wandering aimlessly
- Thermostat set at extreme temperatures
- Deterioration in hygiene
- Bills left unpaid
- Frequently loses items
Fun Times at Brookdale
(Left Picture) Tom and Jane Smithson enjoying a carriage ride at our Holiday Open House, December 2021.
(Right Picture) Vaughn and Nelda Hendon recently celebrated their 70th Wedding Anniversary at Brookdale University Park!
(Left Picture) A resident of Brookdale enjoying playing the piano.
(Right Picture) Every season is celebrated at Brookdale… even football season! Residents enjoyed a party for the National Championship Game, January 2022.
An Invitation to Experience Brookdale
We are excited and proud to say that Brookdale University Park is open to new residents! Brookdale residents enjoy an engaging lifestyle with a selection of care options to meet changing needs. The community conveniently located off Lakeshore Drive offers a full continuum of care, including independent living, assisted living, Alzheimer’s and dementia care and skilled nursing and rehabilitation. Call 205-870-0786 to connect with one of our team members who would be delighted to help you plan your personal visit, www.brookdale.com.
-Tara Bailey, Brookdale University Park
Contact Tara to participate in upcoming Brookdale educational offerings and to schedule a tour, email@example.com, 205-874-5409