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Signs Your Loved One in Little Rock Might Need Home Care

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It's been a long year, but the holiday season has finally arrived. If you're planning to spend the festive season with family, you may be reuniting with older relatives who you don't get to see very often throughout the year. There's always plenty to catch up on when the whole family gets together, but this year, don't miss the chance to seek out your older relatives and make sure they're doing well at home. Not everyone will be direct about their difficulties, so it can also help to learn some basic signs that someone in your family could need assistance from a home care provider like Visiting Angels® Little Rock.

What to Observe at the Next Family Gathering 

Depending on how big your family is and where you happen to be sitting at the dinner table, you may not have many opportunities to talk with your elderly relatives one-on-one. In that case, you can still rely on some visual signs that they may not be doing well at home. These can include:

  • Rumpled, unclean appearance - Look out for clothing that looks unwashed or neglected, hair that hasn't been brushed or styled as usual, or other signs of personal neglect.
  • Difficulty moving around - Try to observe your loved one's movements, and if they seem comfortable and stable as they walk or transition from sitting to standing.
  • Thinner or frailer frame - If your loved one is having trouble making their meals, they may look thinner and more fragile due to weight loss. 

Even if you're standing at the other side of the room, try to keep track of how engaged your older loved ones seem to be. If they're not joining in with the merriment the way they usually do, this change in their behavior may mean that they're feeling more withdrawn, confused, or less able to focus. These issues could be affecting their ability to consistently care for themselves at home, or put them at greater risk of isolation from their friends and family members in Little Rock. Home care services from Visiting Angels Little Rock can help. 

Find Out More About Home Care in the Little Rock Region

A home care professional can help your loved one in Little Rock enjoy greater independence in the face of physical and cognitive changes. Visiting Angels Little Rock offers several care services from occasional companionship to around-the-clock care. We work with families in Little Rock, Jacksonville, Sherwood, North Little Rock, and Saline County.

Call Visiting Angels Little Rock today to learn more about our home care offerings.

Each Visiting Angels agency is a franchise that is independently owned and operated. The Franchisor, Living Assistance Services Inc., does not control or manage the day to day business operations of any Visiting Angels franchised agency.