Everyone is getting Old! Families of aging adults have to take into consideration some signs that may lead them to becoming a caregiver for a loved one. There are typically two scenarios in which a family member has to take on caregiver role and provide Extra Help to their aging parents:
- Speedy Dash: A speedy Dash into caregiving is triggered by an unexpected event like a stroke, sudden fall or a complication in a surgery.
- Slow Hike: A Slow Hike, might not be noticed right away, but signs of slow changes should be noted. Constantly watch how your loved one interacts with the outside world, they might be forgetting medication, getting lost on familiar routes.
Whether the change is speedy or slow, there are prominent signs you can start watching out for. If your loved one is consistently showing these signs, they may soon be needing extra help.
Look out for the below mentioned signs and start prepping for extra help when and where needed:
- Somatic Signs
- Sudden bruises or inexplicable burns
- Change in sleeping patterns
- Poor Hygiene
- Changing weight (loss or gain)
- Intellectual Signs
- Memory Loss
- Sensitivity Signs
- Dearth of inspiration
- Temperament Fluctuation
- Unmannerly conduct
- Anti-social behavior
- Around the house signs
- Messy Yard
- Uncommon smells (urine, garbage)
- Failure to cook a decent meal
- Excessive untidiness
- Dents/scratches on Cars
- Unfilled prescription medication
- Unpaid Bills
If your loved one is unfailingly displaying the kinds of actions and behaviors described above, they may soon be in need of extra help.
At Assisting Hands® Home Care, our skilled caregivers provide companionship for our clients and make sure they are eating right and getting the appropriate physical activity. Whether you need someone to be with you or your loved one during the day, in the evening or overnight, our at-home care can accommodate your needs. You will have peace of mind knowing that they aren’t home alone when they need help with medication, fall prevention, personal care, eating or other needs.
Contact us today to schedule your free in-home care assessment at 262-721-1155. To learn more about our in home care, click here.