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10 Concerning Signs Your Loved One Might Need Home Care

News you can use  |  September 29, 2021

10 Concerning Signs Your Loved One Might Need Home Care

Aging can gradually take its toll on your parents and other loved ones, making it difficult to recognize the signs that they may need home care. Constant trips to the bathroom, abrupt weight loss, and difficulty remembering things are all warning signals. If you notice any of these symptoms in your parents or loved ones, you must act quickly before it’s too late. Even if they have difficulties performing ordinary tasks in the same manner as before, they will most likely reassure you that nothing is wrong.

It can be difficult for anyone (particularly a parent) to admit when they require support. As a result, you must be on the lookout for signs that your parents may require assistance before a minor problem becomes a significant health issue. Ten signs that a member of your family might benefit from home care services are listed below.

  1. Changing eating habits may result in weight loss, decreased appetite, or meal skipping.
  2. Ignoring personal hygiene, such as clothing, body odor, oral health, nails, and skincare.
  3. Inadequate home care, as shown by a significant drop in cleanliness and sanitation
  4. Using inappropriate language, such as being excessively loud, quiet, nervous, or upset, or making phone calls at odd hours
  5. Relationship patterns are changing, generating concern among friends and neighbors.
  6. Bruises could have occurred due to general weakness, carelessness, or excessive alcohol or medicine usage, for example.
  7. Reducing or eliminating participation in previously rewarding activities, such as book club, eating with friends, or attending religious services.
  8. Unopened mail, newspaper piles, unfilled pills, and missed appointments are regular occurrences resulting from forgetfulness.
  9. Poor financial management includes not paying bills on time or more than once and losing or hiding money.
  10. Making unusual purchases, such as buying multiple newspaper subscriptions, entering an unusually large number of sweepstakes, or increasing purchases due to television ads.