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Home Caregiver: 10 Signs Your Parent Needs Home Care

Jul 14, 2017 by Samantha Pfeifer

When you think of a home caregiver, you may think that you are nearing the end of life for your parent, but this is not always the case. In fact, caregivers are able to help with all types of services that you may not be able to manage in addition to your own personal responsibilities. It can be difficult for seniors as they age, especially when they notice that they cannot do the things they once used to be able to. Your parent may take it hard and it can be difficult for them to accept that they need help, so they often hide it. Hiding the fact that they need help can be dangerous, especially when it places their life in danger.

Below, we will go over some of the signs that can hint to you that your loved one may need a home caregiver. If you do notice any of these signs, do not be afraid to mention the idea of it to your loved one. Remember, a home caregiver is there to help, not to take over, and your loved one can remain independent in his or her home.

Signs That Home Care May Be in the Cards

No matter what age, your loved one is, these signs are all ones that point towards the needs for home care.

  1. Decreased mobility or inability to sit and stand without assistance
  2. Missing appointments and obligations
  3. Forgetting to eat, bathe, or take medications
  4. Wounds or unexplained bruises on the body
  5. Evidence of accidents or falls inside or outside of the home
  6. Decline in the way they look or the look of their home
  7. Car accidents or an increase in traffic citations
  8. Unexplained weight loss or gain
  9. Wandering and forgetfulness
  10. Depression or feelings of loneliness

All of these signs are indications that your loved one may need a home caregiver. The team at Comfort Keepers is ready to assist you and your loved one in creating a care plan that meets all of their needs. Call our office in Waite Park today.  

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