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Signs Your Loved One in Evanston Might Need Home Care

provider of home care in Evanston with elderly patient

Are you visiting your loved one in Evanston this holiday season? A holiday visit is an excellent time to do a quick check-in to see how they are managing with important activities of daily living and assess whether or not it’s time to get started with home care. Many seniors hesitate to reach out for help when they’re in need, whether out of feelings of embarrassment or fear of losing their independence. If you notice that your loved one could use a helping hand, look to Visiting Angels® Evanston. Our compassionate caregivers offer a range of home care services that provide seniors with a specific level of support that they need to continue living at home. These services are available throughout the Evanston area, including Glenview, Skokie, and other communities in the north side of Chicago.

Checking in with Your Loved One in Evanston

While you’re spending time with your loved one over the holidays, keep an eye out for these red flags that signal a need for home care from a professional at Visiting Angels Evanston:

  • Poor personal hygiene. Noticeable body odor and poor grooming could stem from an inability to complete important tasks like bathing.
  • Mental and emotional changes. Frequent lapses in memory, confusion with once-normal tasks, and consistently making bad judgment calls may signal mental decline.
  • Neglect of household duties. Your loved one may need help with basic housekeeping chores if you notice piles of unwashed laundry and stacks of dirty dishes during your holiday visit.
  • Problems with mobility. Is your loved one having trouble walking from room to room? Have unusual bruises or a new limp caught your eye? These could be signs of mobility issues that put them at an increased risk for a dangerous fall.
  • Lack of food supplies. Check the refrigerator and pantry to make sure that your loved one has plenty of fresh food to eat. A lack of the right supplies may indicate that they are not maintaining a nutritious diet.

If the above warning signs come to your attention, you may want to talk to your loved one about getting started with home care. Contact Visiting Angels Evanston for details about setting up a free home care consultation in the comfort of your loved one’s home in Evanston, Glenview, Skokie, or a nearby community in the north side of Chicago.

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