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Signs Your Loved One in Sugar Land Might Need Home Care

provider of home care in Sugar Land with elderly patient

The holidays present a wonderful opportunity to spend time with friends and family, especially those who you may not get to see frequently. If you have a loved one who is living alone, now is a good time to stop by and check in on how they’re doing. Depending on their situation and capabilities, you may want to bring up the idea of getting started with home care. At Visiting Angels® Sugar Land, our home care services are available for elderly adults living in Sugar Land, Missouri City, Richmond, Katy, Houston, and the surrounding communities. Take a look at our tips below to see if our care may be a beneficial step for your loved one.

Checking in on Your Loved One in Sugar Land

Seniors are often hesitant to ask for a helping hand, even if they’re struggling to complete activities of daily living on their own. That’s why it’s important to look out for red flags that signal a decline in physical or mental capabilities. If you notice your loved one displaying some of the following behaviors this holiday season, it may be time to look into home care from Visiting Angels Sugar Land:

  • A decline in grooming and personal hygiene. Unwashed hair, unpleasant body odor, and other signs of neglect in the grooming and personal hygiene department could signal that your loved one is having physical difficulties performing these tasks or is forgetting to do so.
  • Neglect of household responsibilities. If your loved one once insisted on things being neat and tidy, you may be shocked when you are greeted by piles of dirty laundry and stacks of clutter. A messy house that’s difficult to navigate can contain many fall hazards, so it’s important that household chores are taken care of.
  • Mental and emotional changes. From frequent forgetfulness to mood swings and problems practicing good judgment, sudden and extreme changes in your loved one’s mental and emotional state should not go unnoticed.
  • Physical changes. Look out for unexplained bruises or injuries that could be the result of mobility issues and a decline in physical capabilities.

If you think your loved one could benefit from our home care services, don’t hesitate to learn more. Contact Visiting Angels Sugar Land to schedule a free care consultation at your loved one’s home in Sugar Land, Missouri City, Richmond, Katy, Houston, or a town in the neighboring areas.  

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