4 Indicators Why Home Care Services May Be Right For You
Home care provides all the basics for aging at home, but how do you know when the time is right to find someone or the role? Our Care At Home Services team believes you should come for home assistance sooner than later and to not stall a decision. There are many reasons for this. The most important factor is that the longer a loved one goes without proper care they need, the worse their health can get. Working with qualified caregivers through a home care agency can help with any of your loved ones needs and the points below.
Below are a few signs that you may need home care assistance for your loved ones.
A Cluttered And Messy Home
Something that’s worth noticing about your loved ones may be whether their home is always untidy or never clean. This includes clutter, clumps of garbage or paper, dirty laundry, and stacks of dirty dishes and utensils. For most of the time, a cluttered and untamed home can possibly bring new problems with home maintenance to light. The lawn may be overgrown or unmanaged, and even imagine what it’s like in winter with the snow. Lastly to point, there are many house tasks that involve lifting and climbing that your loved ones may not be able to complete on just their own.
Problems With Mobility
It’s important to look for signs from your loved one to consider alternatives than letting them drive. Things such as traffic tickets, fender-benders, and dents/scrapes, can all suggest that it’s time someone else takes the wheel. If you have the time, take a drive with your loved one to observe what their driving habits are like. Many seniors and others drive far beyond the point of what is considered safe due to the fact that they don’t have an alternative method of transportation.
Usually speaking, this problem can be solved by teaching them how to use ride-share apps such as uber or showing them how to call a taxi. However, since COVID-19 procedures are still in effect, it might not be worth taking the risk of exposing them to strangers. Consider driving them out if you can make the time!
Poor Personal Hygiene
The decline of overall hygiene can slowly happen over time. Pay attention to your loved ones’ appearance and pay specific attention to body odour. Soiled clothing and unfinished piles of laundry are signs that they may need a caretaker.
Social isolation spreads fast and thoroughly amongst older adults. Loneliness can have a negative impact on a senior loved one’s emotional and physical well-being. Studies also heavily tie this type of loneliness to eventual depression, which could be caused by an inability to get out of the house or having no one to talk to.
It is important to prevent loneliness for all seniors and older adults, and for those who don’t have many to speak to or spend time with. This is where Care At Home Services comes in. Our team of trained professionals are committed to providing seniors and your loved ones with the best in-home care experience possible. If you have any questions, please contact our Customer Support Team.