Senior Care in Norton Shores: When is it time?

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Posted: 1/25/2019 1:48 PM by Interim HealthCare

One big question that all families in Norton Shores will face is how they'll know when it's time to arrange senior care for their older loved ones. It's a complicated question because it means looking at our loved ones in a new light — focusing on the ways they've changed and how they might be struggling, instead of just enjoying their company. At Interim HealthCare of Norton Shores, we've helped many local families figure out what steps to take if their parents need care, starting by learning how to tell when it's time.

Determining When A Senior Might Need Care

The greatest indication that it's time to contact a senior care provider in the Norton Shores region is when you start to notice changes in the way your loved ones act. Their actions can also affect they way they look and how well they maintain their homes. 

First, consider whether your family member's personality has changed. Examples of common concerns include:

  • They appear depressed and don't seem to take part in activities or show interest in others as much as before.
  • Their mood seems to go up and down dramatically.
  • They're more forgetful and start to get confused about small things, like the time, date, or where they are. 

You should also look for aspects of their physical appearance that are different. Common examples include:

  • They have lost a lot of weight.
  • Their clothes are wrinkled or unwashed.
  • They're not taking the same care with their hair, nails, makeup, or other grooming habits.

And lastly, when you see your relatives at home, make note if the space feels messier than the last time you dropped by, and if your relatives seem to be neglecting bigger household tasks.

Learn More About Senior Care in Norton Shores

No one ages in the same way, or copes with age-related issues in the same way. One thing is certain though: It's better to establish a care routine sooner rather than later. Even something as simple as weekly assistance picking up groceries can help your parents enjoy greater independence and improved quality of life. Interim HealthCare of Norton Shores provides customized senior care to support older adults who hope to stay in their homes as they age, and offers comfort for their family and friends as well.

To find out about our senior care services in the local area, call Interim HealthCare of Norton Shores today at (231) 629-4219. We can set up an in-home consultation in Norton Shores and other MI communities, including Grand Haven, Holland, Muskegon, Coopersville, and Fennville as well as Whitehall, Allegan, Zeeland, Hudsonville, and Port Sheldon.