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How To Tell When Your Parents Need Help At Home

It's a tough subject to broach with aging parents. You know Dad shouldn't be on the road, but he refuses to give up the car keys.  Mom doesn't even want to hear the words "nursing home", but you're concerned about her struggling to climb the stairs every day.

Here's the thing, most people don't know that a broad range of in-home care services exist, so Mom and Dad can continue living at home.  Being informed about in-home senior care makes it much easier talking to your parents about solutions that will allow them to keep their dignity and independence while giving you peace of mind.

So how do you know when your parents need help at home? 

According to our home care team, common tell-tale signs are:

  • Recent injury or hospitialization
  • Missing appointments
  • Complicated medications or medical issues
  • Clutter piling up, dirty laundry or a unkempt house
  • Expired food in pantry or spoiled food in the refrigerator
  • Over flowing mail box or stacks of un-opened mail
  • Mishaps with banking accounts or late payment notices
  • Loss of interest in favorite activities or friends
  • Difficulty balancing or walking
  • Comments about loneliness or sadness
  • Unexplained bruising
  • Infrequent grooming, showering or bathing
  • Decreased weight or poor diet
  • Mood changes or extreme mood swings
  • Confusion, memory loss or forgetfulness
  • Underweight or overweight pets
  • Decreased ability to keep up with errands, shopping or chores

We are here and ready to listen!  Please call our office at 706-622-5602 to schedule your no obligation, in home evaluation.  We are available 24 hours, seven days a week.


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