15 Feb Aging Parents: When its time to get help
Maintaining one’s independence is important for most aging individuals. However, it’s hard to overlook the changing levels of functionality, physical ailments, and lower amounts of energy that come with getting older. It is important to be able to identify the signs that show your loved one is in need of some assistance. Knowing when senior home care is a necessity for your family member will provide you a sense of comfort, and a sense of stability for your loved one.
With senior home care as a resource, disease management is much more feasible. If your loved one is experiencing Alzheimer’s or dementia, Family Tree caregivers can provide the attention your loved one needs:
- Safety: Caregivers are trained to be empathetic and cautious while they redirect patients from potentially dangerous situations. If you notice your loved one is often confused about where he or she is, or has the tendency to wander, senior home care may be needed.
- Companionship: Whether a patient is staying in a home with other family members, or in the house alone, caregivers can provide support and social companionship. This helps patients feel like they aren’t alone, and helps lower the mental and physical health risks associated with a lack of social engagement. Plus, senior home care professionals can engage in activities that will in turn, offer patients cognitive stimulation.
- Medication management: If your loved ones struggle to keep track of all their prescribed medications, senior home care professionals should step in. With senior home care, patients can rely on caregiving professional to help them manage and take all of their medicine.
Family Tree caregivers undergo specialized training, so they’re ready to help patients who have Alzheimer’s or dementia. Our company also has disease specialists who are prepared to aid clients with Parkinson’s, ALS and MS, diabetes, COPD and other diseases.
Along with disease management, our caregivers can provide your loved ones help with their everyday activities. Struggling to get through everyday activities is a sign that senior home care is needed. This includes everything from personal hygiene to preparing meals.
- Meal Prep: Alleviate the stress that comes with making sure your loved one is cooking and regularly eating. Caregivers can go grocery shopping, prepare meals and help make sure your family member is eating.
- Household duties: Limited mobility can prevent patients from getting around the house and taking care of chores. With the help of a caregiver, patients receive assistance with laundry, organization and pet care.
- Self-care: Caregivers can help patients with their personal hygiene. Assisting patients while they use the facilities, take showers and groom themselves can boost their confidence levels tremendously. This empowers patients, and doesn’t force them to sacrifice their self-pride or live in a home where they don’t feel comfortable.
If you are unsure whether or not senior home care is needed, you can refer to our level of care guide. Let us help you determine what your loved one needs, so they can continue to live a fruitful life.