How do I know if Mom (or Dad) Needs help at Home?

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Posted: 7/14/2014 10:29 AM by Interim HealthCare
Knowing when to ask for help can be difficult for your loved ones. Sometimes it can feel like a sign of weakness to admit that they can no longer do the tasks of everyday living. It is important that families know what to look for; the warning signs that may indicate that it is time to look for a senior care professional.

When Appearance Changes…

A change in physical appearance could be an indication that your senior loved one can no longer take care of themselves without help. Some things to look out for include…
  • Clothes not being washed or put away
  • Decline in personal hygiene
  • lost weight / poor eating habits
If you notice these signs, it may be time consider in home senior care. Other signs include memory loss, severe changes in personality, depression, talking about being lonely often and an overall feeling that something is wrong.

Enlisting the help of a home care agency can help ensure that your senior loved one can remain in the comfort of their own home while living the quality of life that they deserve. When seniors know that they can stay at home, it will be easier for them to ask for help.

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