Jan 11, 2018 by Jorge Preciado
If you have a loved one who is living independently, January is the perfect time to think about their well-being as part of your New Year’s resolution. The question is: could your family benefit from a viable home care plan? Below you will find some clues and signs that can help you determine whether your senior mom or dad is in need of professional care.
Hug your senior loved one every time you see them. Try to notice if they have a strange, smelly odor and wear dirty clothes. This can be a sign of cognitive impairment or mobility problems your parent is struggling with. Quality in home senior care can provide personal care and help your senior mom or dad maintain their hygiene like they used to.
It is not unusual that seniors are forgetful sometimes. However, when a loved one can’t remember to take their meds on time, pay their bills or fails to complete even routine tasks, you might want to consider looking for professional help.
The majority of older adults could use a helping hand with activities of daily living. If you notice that your loved one is unable to keep their home clean, maybe it is time to seek help from a professional care provider who can offer assistance with housekeeping, laundering, and meal preparation.
Constant bruising and cuts on your senior loved one are a clear indicator of falls and fall-related injuries. Your parent or relative may be experiencing difficulties with mobility, balance or coordination but aren’t telling you because they think it will interfere with their independence. Reassure them that they can continue living independently in a safer home and improve their balance with the help of a professional in home senior care provider.
Is your senior mom or dad too grumpy lately? Do they behave moody and aggressive too often and you’ve noticed they lost interest in their favorite activities all of a sudden? When this happens, an experienced caregiver can provide invaluable companionship, helping your loved one restore their emotional and mental health.
Receiving full-time in home senior care can help older adults with chronic conditions improve their overall health, minimize the symptoms of their condition, and continue living independently for longer.
If your parent used to be social but now spends their days indoors and avoids social gatherings, their health may be deteriorating. It is good to know that quality care plans include incidental transportation and accompaniment. This can encourage your loved one to socialize more often.
By opting for professional in home senior care, you can enable your senior loved one to improve their quality of life while remaining in the comfort of their home this New Year.