Comfort Keepers provides award-winning in-home care for seniors and other adults in need of assistance with daily activities. Our highly trained and dedicated caregivers can help your loved one stay in their home for as long as safely possible—a dream come true for many elders.
While your elderly loved one may be able to live independently at home and care for themselves for the time being, a deterioration in physical and mental faculties may necessitate some type of assistance and support in the future. When this happens, one of the best options you can come up with is to work with a professional elder care agency that can provide quality, tailored senior care while allowing your Mom or Dad to stay safely and comfortably in their own home and on their own terms.
But how can you know when it’s time to make further plans for care? Here are five common signs that it’s time to hunt for a trusted caregiver for your parent:
Everyone forgets some things here and there. However, when an elder starts to forget what they did that day or start to experience cognitive decline, it may be time to get extra care. Our caregivers are trained to work with people with Dementia or Alzheimer’s and can remind them when they need to take their medication or if they have an appointment.
Unhealthy Eating Habits or Malnutrition
Another warning sign is when elderly people struggle to maintain good eating habits. Some persons may have a chronic illness that makes it difficult for them to prepare nutritious meals as they formerly did. Some seniors may just be losing their appetite. If your parent isn’t eating well for whatever reason, hiring a caregiver who can plan and prepare nutritious, well-balanced meals can be a great solution.
Poor Hygiene/Bathing Assistance
Sometimes a senior can no longer keep up or take care of themselves like they used to. We can assist with grooming, bathing, toileting, and more. Our caregivers will make sure they are dressed for the day and even brush their hair.
Falling or Accidents
Any type of fall can be a big deal for an aging loved one and even lead to them being hospitalized. Keeping a senior loved one safe is a family’s #1 priority so our caregivers will be there every step of the way to make sure they are taken care of in their own home.
Someone may just need extra help and assistance getting around. Caregivers can help them get in and out of bed, up and down the stairs, and anywhere else.
Contact us today at 365-607-0870 or fill out our FREE form to learn more and start the discussion of getting extra care for a senior loved one.
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