Have you noticed that your mom or dad is having difficulty bathing, getting dressed, cooking meals, cleaning house, driving, gardening, managing bills and/or keeping paperwork filed and organized?
Have your parents reached a point where they need help with the tasks of daily living, but do not want to give up their independence?
Most people hate to admit that they need help. But, it’s a fact of life that aging eventually impacts one’s physical health and ability to engage in activities or perform tasks that used to be easy.
Warning Signs That Your Parents Need Extra Help
When you visit your parents in their home, keep your eyes and ears open for these signs that indicate they may be needing a helping hand to manage their lives and health more effectively:
- Food is spoiling and not getting thrown away
- Forgetting and missing important appointments
- Unexplained bruising
- Trouble getting up from a seated position
- Difficulty with walking, balance and mobility
- Uncertainty and confusion when performing once-familiar tasks
- Unpleasant body odor
- Infrequent showering or bathing
- Strong smell of urine in the house
- Poor grooming habits
- Home is dirty and cluttered
- Mail is stacking up, unopened
- Late payment notices, bounced checks and calls from bill collectors
- Poor diet
- Weight loss
- Loss of interest in hobbies and activities
- Changes in mood or extreme mood swings
- Forgetting to take medications – or taking more than the prescribed dosage
- Unexplained dents and scratches on a car
Private In-Home Elder Care Options
Many parents are not ready to consider a nursing home or assisted living facility. In this case, private in-home care can be an excellent solution for parents and their adult children.
An in-home health care agency such as Cleansing Water, Inc. can provide a range of services, tailored to your individual needs and budget, that will ensure your parents are well cared for while enabling them to maintain their treasured independence and continue living in the comfort of their home and familiar surroundings. Many times, elderly parents can continue living independently as long as they have regular, dependable and trustworthy outside help with the tasks of daily living.
Cleansing Water, Inc. can provide in-home companions, certified nursing assistants, and geriatric care managers to assist with the tasks of daily living, monitor your parents’ health and medications, and ensure your parents are well cared for, physically, mentally and emotionally.
For more information about Cleansing Water’s short-term and long-term home health care services, Call (540) 341-0212 to schedule a consultation, or visit CleansingWater.com for more information.