Does your loved one have difficulty walking alone, make errors in their medication, or even have difficulty running errands? If any of these situations sound familiar, it may be time to start looking into in-home care for your parent or loved one. Although you may never know exactly when the correct time is to make the decision, here are some early warning signs that it may be time to get them care.
Loneliness or depression, difficulty walking, errors with medication, weight loss, disheveled appearance, frequent, non-specific phone calls, difficulty getting to doctor appointments or other errands, and neglect of housework are all early warning signs that your loved one may be in need of in-home care. These may not seem like very large problems at the time, but they are early indications that you may need to take some precautions in the near future.
In-home care offers the opportunity to help with these simple problems that your loved one is facing without the hassle and inconvenience of relocating their lives. A caregiver comes to their home as scheduled, and assists them with the specific care that they need. It is the perfect solution to caring for the elderly who are no longer capable of caring for themselves.
Some clients may not be receptive to having a private caregiver, but after a very short adjustment period, it is a win-win situation for both the family and the client. The client is now having meals prepared, medication reminders, light housekeeping, and having socialization.