9. Yard Signs that its time for residential assisted living | Special Touch Living
Walk around your loved ones yard. Lawn maintenance — or need of it — can yield clues that your loved one isn't faring as well at home alone anymore.
- Yard neglect. Look for faded siding or ceilings that might specify a leak, gutters goggled with leaves, busted windows or fences, dirty windows that have not been well maintained is a clear sign for residential assisted living.
- Old Newspapers. Are papers being delivered but unnoticed? Sometimes people pick up those they can see on a driveway only, but the newspapers that are on the lawn or in the bushes are never seen.
- Mail piled up in the mailbox. Go out and check — it's an indication that your loved one doesn't even retrieve it regularly.