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Signs Your Loved One in Kansas City Might Need Home Care

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Are you worried that your loved one needs help with the activities of daily living, but doesn't want to admit it? This can be a stressful time as families try to balance their loved one’s desire for an independent life with their need for additional care. If your loved one needs a helping hand or is feeling lonely, home care from Visiting Angels® Kansas City is the answer.

Is Your Loved One in Kansas City Ready for Home Care?

Admitting the need for help can be difficult. Many seniors worry that they will be forced to move while others don’t want to face the thought that they aren’t as strong, fast, or coordinated as they used to be. 

As you visit your loved one in the Kansas City area this holiday season, look for these common signs that can indicate the need for home care:

Sudden weight change. If your loved one has a hard time opening containers or whisking eggs due to arthritis or difficulty standing for long periods, they may be eating lots of prepared and prepackaged foods. 

Poor personal hygiene. When you hug your mom, does she have an unpleasant, sour smell? Has your dad stopped shaving or combing his hair? Poor hygiene can be the result of cognitive impairment, such as changes in coordination or mobility.  

Changes in mobility. Has your dad has been slowing down, taking longer to walk, sit, or climb a flight of stairs? A slower pace can make daily activities take much longer, which can lead to frustration and giving up on tasks that were once easy.

How Home Care Services From Visiting Angels Kansas City Can Help

If your loved one needs help to remain living independently, call on Visiting Angels Kansas City. We offer a full range of home care services that can be customized to your loved one’s individual needs and schedule, and our plans can be easily modified when needs change.

Our caregivers are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, ensuring your loved one will always receive the care they need on their schedule. Just a few of the home care services we offer at Visiting Angels Kansas City include:  

  • Transportation to appointments and shopping

  • Light housekeeping, cleaning, and meal preparation

  • Dignified assistance with mobility and personal hygiene

  • Joyful companionship

  • Medication and fluid reminders

To learn more about home care for seniors in Kansas City, Overland Park, Prairie Village, Lenexa, Leawood, Mission, and Shawnee, and the surrounding areas, call Visiting Angels Kansas City today to schedule a free in-home consultation. 

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