How can you tell if your loved one might need home care?

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Home care is a non-medical care given at the client’s home. Agencies that provide home care can offer a wide range of services, including homemaking tasks, medication reminders, companionship, personal care, meal preparation, and more.

You can tell that this is for you and your loved ones if regular daily life activities are getting increasingly difficult. It doesn’t necessarily mean that you need medical attention right away, but you might just need a little assistance here and there. Caregivers will take care of you since you cannot be left alone on your own.

How do we determine when it’s time to hire a home care service? Here are the warning signs:

When an Elderly Has Mobility Issues That Can Lead to Fall and Injury. About 50% of our clients have a history of falls, thus, requiring home care service in order to maintain safety in their own home. We recently provided a caregiver to a client who fell and was on the floor for 3 days before she was found. Our team of professionals can prevent incidents like that from happening again.

Disinterest in Personal Health. The son of our client, an 85-year-old elderly woman, is grateful that his mother has bounced back from severe dehydration and malnutrition after a few weeks of home care service. On the initial assessment, his mother was 5’2 tall, weighed only 85 lbs, was frail, very weak, and confused. Because the caregiver has been serving her with nutritious meals, she is now mentally alert and her weight has increased to 100 lbs.

Disinterest in personal care. If an elderly wears the same soiled clothes every day, refuses to bathe or change – this is a red flag. Lack or poor personal hygiene can lead to serious illness such as urinary tract infection, bladder infection, and cellulitis.

Disinterest in Personal Care. When an elderly loved one sleeps most of the time, forgets to take medications on time, and starts becoming more forgetful and confused – this situation seriously requires home care service.

If any of these signs are present in your loved one, please never hesitate to call A and B Quality Home Care, Inc. and request a non-medical assessment of the situation. We will help you maintain a dignified and independent life for your loved one in the comfort of your home.