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Elderly Care in Havertown: Why Clutter is a Sign It's Time for a Caregiver

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It's natural to want what's best for your loved one as they get older, but you may not be sure what steps you should take — especially if someone you love may be reluctant to ask for help when they need it. If you're anxious about your mom or dad living on their own as they get older, don't worry. At Visiting Angels® Havertown, we're here to answer your questions about elderly care and give you tips on how to figure out if your family member needs more support at home.

What Clutter at Your Loved One's Home Might Mean

If your loved one normally keeps a tidy house, but recently you've noticed that their house is in disarray, this shift could mean that something has changed for them, and you may have to do some investigating to figure out what. It may be time for elderly care from Visiting Angels Havertown.

The presence of clutter in your family member's home could indicate one or more of the following factors: 

  • Physical decline that makes it difficult or painful to perform certain tasks - Whether caused by arthritis or natural muscle or bone loss, many seniors may not be as able to wash dishes, sort through the laundry, or lift heavy objects as they used to be. Keep an eye out if your family member seems to be avoiding particular tasks that cause them pain.
  • Loss of memory that makes it harder to keep track of events or maintain a routine - It's no secret that Alzheimer's disease is a major concern facing seniors today. Millions of Americans are currently living with this form of dementia, and clutter could be a hint that your mom or dad is starting to experience this. 
  • Feelings of depression and isolation that cause them to withdraw or neglect themselves - Growing older comes with so many changes, from big shifts in lifestyle to seeing old friends fall into ill health. Clutter could mean your parent no longer feels motivated to maintain their home. 

Find Out More About Elderly Care Services from Visiting Angels Havertown

At Visiting Angels Havertown, it's our goal to provide quality elderly care for families throughout Havertown, Delaware County, Montgomery County, Broomall, Main Line, and the Philadelphia counties. To find out more about possible warning signs, or to book an in-home consultation, give us a call today. 

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