Senior Care in Louisville: When is it time?

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Posted: 1/25/2019 12:01 PM by Interim HealthCare

The idea of your parents needing senior care, even if it's just a bit of help around the house, can bring on many strong feelings, including denial, fear, sadness, helplessness, or anger. Though they come from a place of love and care, these feelings can easily affect your judgment when it comes to your parents' care needs. After all, your parents may not even be aware of these needs themselves. However, knowing specific signs to look for can help you determine when it's time to reach out to a senior care provider in Louisville, KY. 

How to Tell It's Time for Senior Care

As your family strives to make the best choices on behalf of your elderly parents, it helps to have a list of concrete things to look out for in their actions, their surroundings, and the ways their appearances may have changed. The following signs can help you determine if your loved ones are in need of professional senior care:

  • You can tell that some of their movements are painful, such as getting up from a chair.
  • They seem to struggle maintaining their balance when they walk.
  • They have an odor, possibly because they aren't bathing as often.
  • They have lost a lot of weight.
  • Their clothing is stained and wrinkled, or smells of body odor or urine. 
  • They have mood swings or seem depressed.
  • They don't seem to be keeping up with household chores, resulting in more clutter, dust, and grime. 
  • They don't seem to have a lot of food at home, or most of their food has already expired.
  • They show signs of increasing forgetfulness and have missed doctor's appointments or other important plans.
  • They get distracted or lost in the middle of a familiar activity or chore.
  • They haven't been opening their mail and have missed important payments.

Schedule a Consultation at Your Family's Home in Louisville

If you're ready to consult with us about a senior care plan for your parents in Louisville, or you'd just like to learn more about these services, we're here to help. Call Interim HealthCare of Louisville today at (502) 442-2480 and we can schedule an in-home consultation in the Louisville area. Our senior care is available in Downtown Louisville, Clifton, Lake Forest, Crestwood, Glenview, and Prospect.

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