Warning Signs That Your Parent Might Need Home Care
Aging can take its toll on your parents and other loved ones gradually, making it difficult to recognize the signs that they may require home care. Constant trips to the bathroom, weight loss that isn't expected, and a lack of memory are all warning indicators. If you notice any of these symptoms in your parents or loved ones, take action before it's too late. Even if they are having difficulties performing daily tasks in the same manner as before, they would most likely reassure you that nothing is wrong.
It can be difficult for anyone (particularly a parent) to acknowledge they need help. As a result, you must be on the lookout for signs that your parents may require medical attention before a minor problem becomes a major health issue. Ten signs that a member of your family might need home care services are listed below.
- Changing eating habits, which may lead to weight loss, reduced appetite, or meal skipping.
- Ignoring personal hygiene, including clothing, body odor, oral health, nails, and skincare.
- Inadequate senior care, as shown by a significant drop in cleanliness and/or sanitation.
- Behaving inappropriately, such as being overly loud, quiet, worried, or upset, or making phone calls at odd hours.
- Friends and neighbors are concerned because relationship patterns are evolving.
- Bruises could have resulted from general weakness, forgetfulness, or excessive alcohol or medicine usage, for example.
- Reducing or eliminating participation in previously enjoyable activities such as book club, eating with friends, or attending religious services.
- Unopened mail, stacks of newspapers, unfilled prescriptions, and missed appointments are all regular occurrences as a result of forgetfulness.
- Poor financial management includes not paying bills on time or paying them many times, as well as losing or hiding money.
- Making unusual purchases, such as purchasing multiple newspaper subscriptions, entering an unusually large number of sweepstakes, or increasing purchases owing to television ads.
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