During the holidays, most of us are lucky enough to spend time with family. Some of us change and others don’t. But, as each year passes we all get a little older, right? Sometimes it comes as a shock when we see our parents or grandparents start to age. And we tend to worry about their safety and health. It is hard to tell if your aging loved ones are ok. So, here are some things to consider when visiting your aging parents or grandparents over the holidays.
Questions to Consider
- Do you notice memory loss or forgetfulness?
- Do they ask repetitive questions?
- How well do your parents get around their house? Stairs?
- Do they know what medications they take and how often?
- How is their ability to drive?
- Are they eating a balanced diet? Any weight loss?
- Do they still connect with friends?
- How is their personal hygiene? Do they have bad breath, body odor, untrimmed nails, dirty clothes?
- Is there a difference in their mood? Do they have depression/anxiety?
Are your aging loved ones ok? If you answered yes to any number of the questions above, it may be time to get them help. Enlisting the help of health care providers AND caregivers will make you feel better and help your loved one get the care they need. There are Home Health and Home Care agencies in almost every area of the country.
Choosing in-home care for your loved one is perfect when they need a little extra help with activities pertaining to daily living. Hiring a caregiver is a great idea for someone who has had a recent surgery or hospital stay and cannot perform all of the normal tasks at home. If you have an elderly loved one in another state, you could hire a home care agency to check on them and help around the house. In-home care is great for people living with Dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease as well. Even if there is a family member that is a full-time caregiver, hiring a little help for respite care is also helpful.
We Can Help
Home With Help® provides In-home Care Services in Scottsdale and the greater Phoenix area 24/7 365 days a year. Our caregivers help people in the comfort of their own homes, so you would not need to worry. They are being cared for in an environment they feel comfortable and secure. Our caregivers are trained to be compassionate in giving service to help your loved one feel at home.
We can assist your loved ones to live a comfortable, secure, and independent life right at home. Our caregivers will give the best quality care they can to ensure your loved one is taken care of.