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Signs Your Loved One in Annandale Might Need Home Care

Provider of home care in Annandale with elderly patient

When an aging parent or loved one is living alone, it can be difficult to know how well they are doing. If you’re concerned about the safety and well-being of a loved one in Annandale, home care from Visiting Angels® Springfield VA can help.

Locally owned and operated, we provide compassionate and reliable home care services to seniors in Springfield, VA, Annandale, Burke, and the surrounding areas. Whether your loved one is in need of help around their home for a couple of hours a week, mobility assistance and transportation on a daily basis, or companionship when relatives or friends are unable to visit, our compassionate caregivers at Visiting Angels Springfield VA give seniors the support they need to age in place safely and enjoy life.

10 Signs Your Loved One in Annandale May Need Home Care

Even the most basic activities, such as getting dressed, taking out the garbage, and preparing meals can be challenging with the physical and mental changes that come with aging. But many seniors have a hard time admitting they need help, especially if they are afraid of being a burden on their family or losing their independence.

This leaves it up to family members to continually check in on their loved ones and talk to them about home care when needed. As you visit with your loved one in Annandale over the holidays, be observant and look for signs that your loved one may need help, including:  

  1. An unsteady gait when walking

  2. Trouble sitting down or rising from a seated position

  3. Bruises, scratches, and other injuries they can’t explain

  4. Body odor and lack of personal grooming or hygiene

  5. Sleeping more than usual

  6. Weight loss or poor diet

  7. Unexplained dents or scratches on their car

  8. Clutter that creates a falling hazard

  9. Forgetting important appointments

  10. Using poor judgment; falling for schemes, giving away money

How Our Home Care Services Help Seniors in Annandale

At Visiting Angels Springfield VA, our number one goal is to give seniors in our community the support and companionship they need to live their best lives. Our caregivers are kind and compassionate, and they are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, on a part-time, full-time, or occasional basis to fit any schedule.

We offer a wide range of home care services that can be customized to your loved one’s specific needs in Annandale, including housekeeping, mobility assistance, Alzheimer’s care, transportation, and personal hygiene, and our plans can easily be modified when needs change. In case of an emergency or unexpected event, clients and their families can call our after-hours number for a call back in 15 minutes or less.

Ready to learn more about our home care services for seniors in Annandale and the surrounding areas? Call Visiting Angels Springfield VA today for a free in-home consultation.  

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