5 Signs It May Be Time For Elderly Home Care Services In McKinney, TX
Memory loss is not a natural part of aging, even though absent mindedness is quite common for aging adults. You should never assume your loved one’s unexpected ineptitude to recall information is inconsequential. Visiting Angels McKinney provides elderly home care services, ranging from dementia care to transportation services, so your loved one can live comfortably in their home while adjusting to this new obstacle.
There are some warning signs that something is not right, however, there is no way to diagnose dementia with any certainty without medical testing. Here are some signs to look out for:
Your Loved One's Car Is Damaged
You need to start thinking about care services if you notice scratches or dents on your loved one’s car, especially if they can’t be explained.
If you have lost confidence in your loved one’s driving skills and you see damage on his or her car, it’s imperative to step in. Your stepping in protects other drivers as well. Our transportation services can solve this issue.
Your Loved One Has Poor Hygiene
Poor hygiene includes the use of one outfit over several days, a drop in appearance, bad body odor, looking sickly and losing significant weight.
Do not ignore extreme weight loss or dirty surroundings. If you notice these sign or your loved one neglects to shower, changing clothes or eating, it may be time to enlist the help of elderly home care services from Visiting Angels in McKinney, TX.
Your Loved One Has Fallen
A major sign that your loved one may need in home care services is that he or she has fallen. Falls are the number one cause of death due to injury for seniors, according to the National Council on Aging (NCOA).
If your loved one has fallen before or you fear that it may happen in the future you should take immediate action. With our in home care services (including fall prevention), caregivers can be assigned who are certified in fall prevention and can ensure that your loved one’s home is fall-proof.
Your Loved One Is Aggressive
Frequent aggression can wear on family caregivers and may be due to dementia. Burnout is not uncommon for family caregivers and is a threat to both the caregiver and your loved one.
If you feel that your loved one has become too aggressive to handle, it may be best to have our elderly home care services step in an assign a caregiver who is used to dealing with aggression.
Your Loved One Neglects His/Her Home
This may seem like your loved one is just being lazy, but don’t disregard this behavior. A neglected home could be a warning sign that something is seriously wrong.
Helping get the house in order is helpful, but it’s not enough. It’s possible that your loved one has become dependent and that shows in the condition of the house. If this is the case, our caregivers provide light housekeeping services and can tidy up your loved one's home.
Your Loved One Will Likely Resist
It is normal for your loved one to reject assistance. When parents go from being the caregiver to needing one they aren’t always ready for the role reversal.
All you can do is keep an eye out for warning signs and reach out to us for elderly home care services if you notice that your loved one needs assistance.
If you want to learn more about elderly home care services, contact us today for your in-home care assessment. We proudly serve seniors throughout McKinney, Plano, Frisco and Allen, TX.