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How would i know when my elderly parent needs assisted living facility?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Assessment of ADL.: This can be very difficult. Firstly, would start the conversation with the parent's physician; can parent still take meds on own correctly and safely? There is an instrument that makes a full, geriatric assessment which measures the ability of person to carry out activities of daily living; usually done by nurse trained in this area. Most elderly will resist going to a 'home'. Get professional help.

Answered 6/17/2012

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