As our parents or beloved family members start to get older, we often start to witness changes; maybe they are slowing down, eating less, their personality may have changed in some way, the twinkle in their eyes has disappeared. So if they are showing signs that they are struggling, how do you determine if they need and would benefit from, additional help?
Needing help as we age is inevitable but some might find it hard to ask for help or tell us their struggles. Here are some of the signs to look out...
1. Unable to perform standard daily tasks
What starts as a missed dose of medication or an appointment can lead to bigger issues. Confusion can set in too, and your loved ones may start to feel lost in once familiar surroundings. Unexplained bank withdrawals and not securing their homes are just a couplesome of the examples that can become serious and your loved ones at risk. These could also be the starting signs of g signs of signs of signs of igns of gns of ns of s of of of f
2. Mobility Issues, Need Home Help?
Can your loved one move round their home independently? Can they get out of bed unassisted? Are they able to get to the toilet without help? If mobility is becoming a concern and falls are happening, it may be time to enquire for home care help.
3. Poor Personal Hygiene
Has your loved one stopped taking care of their appearance and hygiene? Pure Heart Homecare can assist your loved one in their personal hygiene and appearance. This not about looking good but for the psychological benefits which include self-esteem and confidence. This will help your loved ones to continue in social activites rather than isolating themselves.
What starts as a missed dose of medication or missed appointment can lead into alot bigger issues. Confusion can set in too and your loved ones start to feel lost in familiar surroundings. Unexplained bank withdrawals and not securing their homes are just some of examples which could put your loved ones at risk. These could also be the starting signs of Dementia or Alzheimers.
5. Poor Nutrition
Has your loved one lost their ability to be able to prepare and cook themselves a healthy, nutritious meal? Can they get to the shops? Lack of proper nutrition and hydration can have massive impact on someone's mental and physical health, so if they are unable to shop and cook for themselves, our support workers can also help with meal preparation.
These are just five signs that could signify someone needs a helping hand. Help to make every day life that little bit easier, to help relieve the pressure on you, and to ensure they are able to live a an engaging, independent life.
For more information on the services that are available please contact Pure Heart Homecare