Many families have stories about the struggles of caring for aging loved ones. If you’re among those who worry about elderly parents or grandparents or a beloved relative or friend, you’re certainly not alone.
Perhaps dad has had a few falls and seems to be moving more slowly or you are noticing mom is not dressing as well as she used to. You may be noticing changes in someone’s personality indicating a possible early sign of dementia. Is a loved one’s home more cluttered and you’re worried that he or she is not eating well? Do you notice that mail is piling up and they are missing payments for some of their bills that they were able to independently manage previously?
Whatever it is, take notice, these are the signs that your elder needs more assistance. Providing care and assistance in the early stages of need can prevent catastrophic events such as falls with fractures or hospitalizations due to lack of self-care.
Sometimes the need for assistance is obvious and sudden following a hospitalization. If you can notice the signs mentioned above you can help prevent the hospitalization of your beloved elder by calling Silver Sitters for your Home Care needs.
There are many benefits to in-home care. When asked, seniors prefer to stay in their home than going to an assisted living or nursing home. They want to be surrounded by the people they love and the items that hold much meaning. Getting services started early, you can honor their wish to remain in their homes longer and live more fulfilled lives. Adding home care even a few days a week will help ensure your loved one is safe. Silver Sitters provides peace of mind that someone is ensuring your senior is safe when you may not have the ability to do so due to distance, careers, and commitments of raising your own children.
It is also important to know that oftentimes, the person providing care may also be a senior themselves. As the senior needing care declines it is not only physically harmful to their spouse to provide the care but it can be emotionally detrimental and put the caregiving spouse in danger of a crisis.
Look for the signs home care is needed. The answer is simple IT IS NEVER TOO EARLY FOR HOME CARE!
Should you need help providing care for an aging loved one reach out to one of our care managers who are here to help 24/7 @ (561)612-5411.
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