Signs That An Aging Parent May Need Help

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Posted: 1/25/2018 12:48 PM by Interim HealthCare

Sooner or later, every aging senior will require some help to adequately take care of themselves and their homes. Some signs you can look for to determine if someone needs more help include:

  • Decreased driving abilities
  • Shortness of breath
  • Recent hospitalization or injury
  • Missing appointments
  • Dirty house and a buildup of clutter
  • Late payment notices or having banking mishaps
  • Difficulty walking or balancing
  • Unexplained bruising
  • Signs of infrequent bathing, showering, or grooming
  • Poor diet, loss of appetite, weight loss
  • Memory loss or disorientation


Many families take on elder care themselves. This may be easier for larger, localized families, and more difficult for smaller, or more dispersed families. Whichever the situation, we find that, eventually, every caregiver needs a break, or a regular time when they can rely on somebody else to step in. Sometimes, primary caregivers need to travel for work or vacation. Our Respite Care Services provide just that. 

Not every family is able to provide senior care. In this situation, some sort of professional care will be needed—but who and where? Home Care Services are scalable, providing as much or as little support as needed. Our screened and trained caretakers make sure your loved one is taken care of, comfortable, and safe in their own home, enjoying as familiar and independent a lifestyle as possible. 

For families with advanced needs, or with family members nearing the end of life, 24-Hour Care and Hospice Support are valuable options. Allowing them to stay in their own home, while professional caregivers tend to all the immediate needs, creating as comfortable an environment as possible. This provides the relief and support families need, so that they can focus on being together during this difficult time. 

 

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