Consider a Caregiver

As we age, it can be difficult to recognize when our loved ones need the extra care and support that a caregiver can provide. We want to make sure that our beloved seniors are safe and taken care of.   Although, it’s not always clear when it’s time to hire a caregiver or use a referral agency. Let’s take a look at some signs that may indicate it’s time to get some help caring for your elderly loved one.

Declining Physical Health

It can be hard to tell if an aging family member is having trouble completing their daily activities.  Things like getting dressed, bathing, shopping, or taking medicines correctly. While symptoms like this could indicate other health issues, they could also simply be the result of aging and slowing down. If you observe these activities becoming more difficult over time, then it might be time to consider a caregiver.  Hiring a professional in-home caregiver who can provide assistance with daily activities. 

Changes in Mental Health

If you notice changes in your loved one’s mental health like confusion, memory loss, or mood swings—especially if your family member has been diagnosed with dementia—it might be time for additional care. An in-home professional caregiver will be able to keep an eye on your family member and communicate any changes or concerns that arise during their time together.

Lack of Social Interaction & Exercise

Social interaction is incredibly important for seniors as they age.  It helps ward off loneliness and depression while keeping them mentally sharp and active. You may notice that your elderly family member isn’t engaging in social activities or exercising as much as normal.  This could mean that they need additional help from an in-home caregiver.  Someone who can ensure they remain active and engaged with the world around them.

Again, Consider a Caregiver.  It’s worth it.

At Love Right Home Care, we understand how hard it can be to recognize when it’s time to bring someone else into the picture when caring for our elderly parents or grandparents. We want nothing more than their safety and comfort during this stage of life. Our experienced caregivers offer comprehensive services including companionship visits, medication reminders, bathing assistance, meal preparation, light housekeeping chores and so much more! Contact us today for more information about how we can help your loved one stay safe and comfortable at home!

Ask for help from family first.  If family lives too far or works too often, call us to schedule a No Obligation CAREConsult™ with a Love RightCare Service Representative.