3 Signs Your Senior Family Member Needs Help
As people age, they often prefer to live independently for as long as possible. But, living alone may not be easy for them. Seniors often suffer from any number of health problems that may need constant care and support. They may want to remain at home so much that they even resist moving to an Assisted Living facility because they fear the loss of their independence.
In addition, as people grow older, admitting that they need care and assistance may not be easy for them. As such, the responsibility falls to family members to recognize the signs that their aging loved one needs professional help and assistance.
Here are some of the categories that you need to keep an eye on to figure out if your senior family member needs help.
- Health – Seniors often suffer from a number of health problems, such as diabetes, arthritis, heart problems, and other chronic health conditions. As a result, your senior family member may find it difficult to carry out their daily living activities with ease. Diseases such as arthritis may also affect your loved one’s quality of life. To assist them with their daily living, consider looking for professional help in the form of caregivers. Other health signs include, frequent weight loss, incontinence, and injuries which should show you that your aging parent needs some help.
- Psychology – While taking care of your senior family member’s physical health is definitely important, you need to ensure that they are mentally healthy, too. Staying mentally fit and active is important for seniors to have any type of quality of life and for their general well-being. Alzheimer’s and dementia are common mental health issues among the older adults. Make sure you look for the different warning signs and consult the professional immediately should you notice any. In addition, if your loved one seems depressed or socially isolated, encourage them to become socially active and connected by participating in different local activities and cultural programs.
- Hygiene – Hygiene is very important for physical and mental health. Keep an eye on your senior family member’s hygiene and don’t be afraid to ask for help, if required.
However, if you are unable to look after your loved one’s needs, requirements, and safety, consider hiring professional help in the form of caregivers. An experienced care provider will not only look after your senior family member’s health and overall well-being, but also keep an eye out for the different signs they need help and provided the necessary assistance.
Contact Always Best Care to hire a highly trained, bonded, and insured in-home senior care provider for your loved one in Columbiana County.
For more information, call (330) 385-5960.