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Elderly Home Care: How to Know It is Time to Bring Outside Help?

It could be death, a serious injury or chronic disease that changes everyday life as you know it, for yourself and your parents. Don’t wait until an emergency happens to receive professional help. Look at these indicators that will help you decide when the time is right to enlist elderly home care:

Difficulty in Maintaining a Good Routine

Your elderly mother’s or father’s eyes, fingers, and other body parts will stop working as they did. They can face issues with maintaining even a simple routine and might forget to conduct important tasks like giving food to the cat, eating, taking medication on time, buying and storing milk and preparing food. Fortunately at-home elderly care services in Carrollton offers:

  • Light housekeeping
  • Medication reminders
  • Personal/hygiene care
  • Incidental transportation
  • Companionship and homemaking

Difficulty in Caring for One’s Safety

Many seniors (aged 60 and above) start experiencing cognitive or mobility issues, that makes it dangerous for them to remain at home alone. Already existing balancing issues in seniors increase risk of falls and injury. Additionally, dementia and other memory loss conditions can cause seniors to forget even basic details.

Quite common in seniors above the age of 60, diagnosing your parent correctly isn’t difficult. Dementia symptoms include impairments in thought, communication, memory, and focus. Look out for:

  • Changes in mood
  • Subtle short-term memory changes
  • Difficulty in finding right words
  • Apathy
  • Confusion
  • Failing sense of direction
  • Difficulty following storylines
  • Difficulty completing normal and easy tasks
  • Repetition

Feelings of Loneliness and Boredom Plaguing Everyday

Long-term isolation leads to depression and stress in seniors. This eventually leads to seniors not taking care of themselves, neglecting to do previously loved activities, eating properly, exercising, and even interacting with other seniors their age. Taking help from a nonmedical at-home care companion will refresh the mind of your elderly parent. You can also adopt a furry animal that will provide the same benefits.

Your loved one may not be ready to move on after the death of their companion. By hiring a home care companion for your aging mother or father, you’ll make sure the best care is provided at all times of everyday. Consult with iCarePro regarding your parent’s needs today!

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