How to Know Your Loved One Needs Home Care

How to Know if Your Loved One

Signs that your loved one may be ready for home care

With the holidays rapidly approaching, we will likely be reuniting with family members that we may not have seen in a long time.  Just like your mother may have told you after a long absence, “you look good” or even better “you look pale, are you eating your vegetables?”  It may be time for us to take a closer look at older family members.  Here are some signs, that they need some additional support at home.

 

  • Hygiene
    • Hair is not brushed or clean
    • Body Odor
    • Mouth Order
  • Appearance
    • Sloppy Appearance
    • Stains on clothes
    • Inappropriate clothing choices mismatched or inappropriate clothing choices for the season
  • Home is disorganized or messy
    • Mail is piling up
    • Bills are unpaid
    • Prescriptions are not refilled
    • Home is becoming cluttered
    • Garbage is not taken out
  • Nutrition and Meals
    • Weight Loss
    • Change in Appetite
    • Not recounting what they ate for meals
    • Food supply is low, especially fresh foods
    • Spoiled foods in the refrigerator
    • Expired foods in the pantry and freezer

 

These are only a few signs that your loved one may be ready for some additional assistance at home.  The caregivers at Alliance Senior Care are ready to assist your loved one with even the most basic of tasks, like grocery shopping, preparing a hot fresh meal, cleaning out the refrigerator and ensuring that they are not eating spoiled food.  Just knowing that someone to coming to visit them every week provides a sense of relief to both the older adult and the family members.

 

If you or an aging loved-one are considering hiring a Caregiver in Bloomfield Hills, MI, please contact the caring staff at Alliance Senior Care today.
Call (248) 274-2170.

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