There may come a time when your loved one begins to have more difficulty with everyday tasks. Ultimately you want your loved one to be safe, taken care of, and to feel as good as they can and to that end, a live-in caregiver may be the best option. Here are some of the telltale signs that a home care aide might be necessary.
Having a Hard Time With Meds
Unfortunately, as we age, medications become a staple. As the number of meds we take increases and strict schedules are put in place to avoid interactions, it can become increasingly complicated for the elderly to take their meds correctly. When they begin to struggle with meds it may be time to start thinking about home care aide. One of the reasons this tends to happen is forgetfulness which is a sign in and of itself.
If your loved one is experiencing difficulty grooming and caring for themselves, then it may be time to hire a home care aide.
Hygiene is very important to maintain your health and feel better. Having someone that can help with these tasks can make your loved one’s life much easier and enjoyable.
Sometimes you may notice that their living space is in disarray even if they do not show any outward signs of grooming issues. If the disorganization has been persistent lately, it probably means your loved one needs some help.
Inevitably as we age, our physical abilities begin to wane. There are many things that we take for granted like sweeping the floor and cleaning the house or tasks as simple as cooking. With time these become more and more difficult to perform. When you see your loved one struggling with basic physical activity, it is time to call a caregiver.
If standing for a long time, walking, or even balancing becomes difficult, don’t wait. A home care aide can help with light cleaning and even planning nutritious meals, taking the burden off your loved one and allowing them to use their time in more enjoyable ways.
When You Need a Break
Often the senior’s family takes on the role of caregiver for some time, but eventually, life catches up to us. Work, everyday errands, and other tasks makes it very difficult for most people to take care of their loved ones full time while keeping up with the rest of their life. The stress that this can cause is often overwhelming as it increases the workload for everyone involved.
Contact us For Care
Your loved ones are among the most important people in your life. For this reason, we here at DreamProviders do everything in our power to provide them the best and most reliable care possible. With DreamProviders, you can rest easy knowing that anyone placed in our care will be treated like family.