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Essential Personal Home Care in Wilmette: What to Look For and How to Find Peace of Mind

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Whether it’s natural aging, chronic illness, or memory disorders, most seniors will eventually need some level of assistance, but often have difficulty bringing it up. If you’re worried about the safety and well-being of a loved one living in Wilmette, essential personal home care from Visiting Angels® Evanston can help.  Our services provide the support seniors need to enjoy their independent lifestyles while bringing peace of mind to their families.  

Signs Your Loved One May Need Essential Personal Home Care in Wilmette

There are many reasons why your loved one may be holding back when it comes to asking for help. The most common include embarrassment, sadness, or anger over physical or mental changes. Whether they’ll be able to continue living at home is also a significant concern as most seniors prefer aging in place over nursing homes and assisted living facilities. 

Most often, family members are the ones to start the conversation about home care. But to do this, you need to know what to look for. As you visit your loved one in Wilmette this holiday season, be observant and look for signs they may be ready for essential personal home care, including:

  1. Changes in mobility - If your loved one has trouble with steps, balance, or hesitates when getting up from a seated position, household duties such as cleaning and cooking may be exhausting or painful. 

  2. Changes in personality - Extreme mood swings that come without warning, irritability, confusion, and depression can all be early signs of Alzheimer’s disease and should be discussed with a doctor. 

  3. Changes in appearance - Wrinkled or dirty clothes, uncombed hair, bad breath, and body odor are all signs your loved one may need help. Physical changes like arthritis could be making simple tasks like using a hairbrush or buttoning buttons difficult.

How Essential Personal Home Care Helps Seniors in Wilmette

At Visiting Angels Evanston, we have assisted countless families in arranging essential personal home care for their loved ones in Wilmette and the surrounding areas. We understand that you want top-quality care that fits within your family’s budget. Our customized care plans deliver on both fronts. They provide the exact care your loved one needs without services they wouldn’t use.

Our caregivers are dedicated to providing our clients with experienced, compassionate care with dignity and respect and are available hourly to accommodate any schedule. From help with bathing and dressing to mobility assistance, memory care, and help with household chores, our caregivers are here to make your loved one’s life safer and more comfortable.  

Ready to get started? Call our office today to schedule a free in-home consultation. Essential Personal home care from Visiting Angels Evanston is available to seniors in Wilmette, Glenview, Evanston, Skokie, the north side of Chicago, and the surrounding areas.

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