Visiting Angels Havertown, PA Blog

Signs it Might be Time for Home Care in Havertown

If you have an elderly parent or family member who still lives alone, there may come a point where you begin to suspect they could use some assistance. Perhaps you take your loved one some groceries only to discover most of the food in their refrigerator has gone bad. Upon visiting your loved one's home, you may notice the house in disarray or dirty dishes piling up. Perhaps you are the primary caregiver for your loved one and you have recently begun to feel overwhelmed by the amount of aid they require. At Visiting Angels®  Havertown PA we hear about these scenarios frequently and they can signal that home care services are needed. 

provider of home care in Havertown with elderly woman

Things to Watch Out For

When families first come to Visiting Angels Havertown to inquire about home care services, they are sometimes unsure whether now is the right time to begin care. There are some red flags to be on the lookout for when it comes to your independent loved one. Some signs it may be time to seek home care services from Visiting Angels Havertown include:

  • Weight gain or loss. If your loved one is struggling to prepare meals or to follow a physician prescribed meal plan you may notice it in their physical appearance. Whether they have difficulty standing to prepare meals, or are simply forgetting to eat, assistance may be in order.
  • Poor personal hygiene. If your family member suffers from limited mobility or other issues they may have difficulty bathing or changing clothes. If you notice body odor or see your loved one wearing the same outfit several days in a row, this can be a sign it's time for help.
  • Falling behind on housekeeping. If your loved one has always been a tidy person and their house is suddenly in disarray, they may need home care services from Visiting Angels Havertown. Piles of dirty laundry, trash, or dishes in the sink, can all indicate a need for assistance.
  • Does your loved one express a desire for help? If your family member is feeling sad or depressed due to the amount of time they spend alone, a companion can be a great resource.

How Visiting Angels Havertown Helps

Home care from Visiting Angels Havertown can help your loved one in countless ways in and around the home. We frequently assist with light housekeeping, meal preparation, personal hygiene, companionship, and more.

Contact Visiting Angels Havertown today to learn more about our home care services and how they can benefit your loved one.

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