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What Are the Signs Your Loved One Could Benefit from Home Care Solutions from Visiting Angels Littleton?

It can be difficult for families in Littleton, Englewood, Parker and surrounding areas in Colorado to recognize when their loved ones need senior care. Here are the signs that your loved one could benefit from home care solutions from Visiting Angels

In Littleton and surrounding areas, adult children are facing difficult decisions about their parents’ diminished quality of life due to aging. They wonder if their mom or dad is safe and comfortable at home.

Acknowledging that your parents need help at home is a significant first step. Although, how will you know if they need more support such as professional home care solutions?

At Visiting Angels Littleton, we can help you find the right solution for your loved one. Whether you’re spending the day with Mom or just checking in on Dad over FaceTime, pay attention to these warning signs that senior care services might be needed.

When to Consider Home Care Solutions

If you see sudden changes in your parents’ appearance, behavior or environment that concern you, it may be time to consider professional senior care. The signs may be subtle at first and then become more obvious.

Consider the following signs:

  • Poor personal hygiene or a disheveled appearance
    Are your parents maintaining their usual level of cleanliness? Look for signs they’re not bathing, brushing their teeth, combing their hair or washing their clothing regularly.
  • A messy, cluttered living space
    A cluttered home can be a sign of physical or cognitive difficulties. Take note if your parents’ home is messier than usual or their housekeeping routine is slipping.
  • Spoiled food in the refrigerator or little food at all
    Check the fridge and cupboards to see if your parents have fresh, nutritious food. If the food is expired or the cupboards are bare, they may not be eating regular meals.
  • Unpaid bills and other questionable financial choices
    Are your parents on top of their finances or are they neglecting essential expenses? Look for unopened bills or unpaid utility bills. Take note if they mention any recent investments, loans or purchases that seem suspect or out of character.
  • Significant changes in their health or mobility
    Can your parents move around easily? Do they keep up with their treatments and medications for chronic conditions? Look for expired or unopened medications and signs their health is getting worse.
  • Reserved demeanor and limited social life
    Do your parents seem like themselves? Are they engaging with friends and family? Do they participate in favorite activities? Be honest about their level of socializing.

How Visiting Angels Littleton Can Help Your Loved One

Changes in your loved one’s behavior could indicate it’s time to consider professional senior care. However, relocating to an assisted living facility can be stressful, disorienting and disheartening for seniors—most would prefer to remain at home. Instead, get the best of both worlds with home care solutions from Visiting Angels Littleton. Your parents will get personalized, one-on-one support from a friendly, competent caregiver who works on their schedule, with their routine. Our senior care providers can assist with meal preparation, medication reminders, errands, social outings and social technology to help maintain their health and happiness, while aging in place at home.

If you’re considering home care solutions for your loved one, contact Visiting Angels Littleton today at 720-410-9430.

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