3 Signs It’s Time to Consider Non Medical Senior Care
How do you know when Mom or Dad need non medical senior care? Today’s post shares 3 common signs of unmet care needs. Read on or call 940-241-2273 to start a free non medical senior care consultation.
Does Mom Or Dad Need Non Medical Senior Care?
Non medical senior care services improve safety, comfort, independence, and quality of life, yet older adults are often reluctant to seek help. In some cases, it’s a matter of pride; but sometimes we just don’t see it—and in the words of author Ally Carter, “it takes an outsider, someone with fresh eyes, to see the truth.”
That’s where you come in. And if you’re one of the 53-million adults providing care for a loved one in 2020, whether that’s the odd helping hand or a full-time responsibility, you’re in the perfect position to assess their changing care needs.
“When you’re visiting family members, you have an opportunity to evaluate how they’re doing in terms of health, safety, and quality of life,” wrote Amy Goyer in a 2017 AARP report.
But how exactly does this evaluation work? What should you be looking for?
Though it’s always best to consult with the pros, you can start by looking for the following 3 signs of unmet care needs:
1. Unfinished business
If you see disordered piles of unpaid bills, unopened mail, or important legal documents lying around, it might be time to book a non medical senior care consultation. While it’s possible that they might be in the middle of a big organization project, stacks of messy paperwork may also be early signs of dementia, or at least a level of disorganized or confusion that poses challenges for independent living.
At Always Best Care of North Texas, our non medical senior care service helps older adults organize their paperwork and manage mail so they can maintain their independence for longer. We also provide more comprehensive dementia care services that you can add in the event your loved one’s care needs change.
2. Social isolation
If you notice your loved one disconnecting from friends, family, and community, it may be time to consider non medical senior care. Some people value solitude, but too much social isolation poses considerable health risks.
At Always Best Care North, Texas, we eliminate the risks of social isolation by providing our clients with meaningful conversation, fun activities, and full mobility, so they can get out and about safely to see friends and family.
3. Change in appearance
Sometimes it’s fun to “reinvent ourselves,” but certain changes in appearance are cause for concern, such as:
- Excessive weight gain
- Excessive weight loss
- Deteriorating clothing
- Wearing the same clothes every day
- Appearing sad, anxious, or distress
- Poor hygiene
- Bruising, scratches, or cuts
These changes in appearance may indicate depression (weight gain), mobility issues (weight loss due to difficulty preparing food), dementia (poor hygiene), balance issues (bruising), and more. But whatever the underlying issue, our non medical senior care services can help.
Free Non Medical Senior Care Consultation In North, Texas
Call 940-241-2273 or visit the Always Best Care Southlake-Denton website to start your 100% free non medical senior care consultation and find out more about how we improve your loved one’s safety, comfort, and quality of life.