Senior Care in Columbia: When is it time?

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Posted: 1/15/2019 10:33 AM by Interim HealthCare

Your family will face many questions as your parents grow older, ranging from how often you should visit your parents to whom Mom or Dad might move in with if they're unable to take care of themselves. Whether you're already having these discussions or a part of you just knows that you should, it's easy to see some of these questions as distant and hypothetical, especially if your parents seem healthy and happy at their home in Columbia. However, age has a nasty way of sneaking up on us, and it's never too soon to put a senior care plan together for your loved ones.

How, though, will you and your family determine when it's actually time to bring a senior care provider into the planning process? This can be a very difficult and emotional step — a concrete acknowledgment that your parents have reached the point where they need help. At Interim HealthCare of Columbia, we're here to provide whatever guidance you need to make an informed choice about your parents' care, starting with some key signs that it's time to give us a call.

Signs That Your Loved Ones May Need Senior Care

Signs that your family members need some form of support at home include:

  • Dirtier, more cluttered living space
  • Body odor or stained, wrinkled clothing
  • Missed medical appointments
  • Increased forgetfulness
  • Social withdrawal
  • Lack of interest in loved ones and past interests
  • Trouble with simple activities and movements
  • Financial difficulties, including bounced checks and unpaid bills
  • Altered personality or mood swings 
  • Lack of fresh or unspoiled food at home and generally poor diet
  • Significant weight loss

Our Care Services in the Columbia Area

Whether it's clear that your parents need extra support or you've only noticed a few small signs that something's amiss, we can help you decide if it's time to provide senior care for your family members and the level of care that could enhance their lives. Interim HealthCare of Columbia offers personal care services for seniors who just need a hand with routine tasks, as well as home health treatments for seniors with medical needs.

Call us today at (803) 223-7833 to find out how we can support your family or schedule a free senior care consultation at your parents' home in Columbia or the surrounding SC communities, including Swansea, Orangeburg, and Lexington.

Need Help at Home?

Send us your questions about home care or a specific request. We're here to help.