It isn’t necessarily clear to everyone when it’s time to look for long-term assistance for your aging parents.
There are a number of reasons for this, from a lack of willingness on your part or theirs to admit they need help with certain parts of life, to a genuine inability to recognize a signal that things are changing for them in a way that’s going to make it less of a possibility for them to continue living independently.
Whatever the case, recognizing the signs when they appear is paramount to getting your parent the care they need when they need it. Failing to give them that care can make life unnecessarily more difficult for them at best, and potentially put them in danger at worst.
At Miami Valley Homecare, we’ve worked with many seniors to provide top-quality care in any activity or aspect of their lives where it’s needed. Through our experience, we’ve come to recognize a few telltale signs that it’s time to get some extra help for an aging parent.
In this post, we’ll cover those signs and what kind of care you should be looking for in response to each of them.
Putting a parent into an assisted living situation is never an easy decision, but these general indicators will tell you when it’s time to make that choice in the interest of their health and safety. They include:
Not all seniors need the same level of care, of course, and the kinds of warning signs you notice will also help indicate what level of assistance is appropriate for them.
Some examples of specific tasks you can get help for them with, as written in this article on Health.com, include:
At Miami Valley Homecare, we offer live-in and home senior care services in Dayton, Ohio, as well as Kettering, Centerville, and Springboro. You can read more about both of these types of care here.
We understand the difficulties that come with getting extra help for an aging parent, and we’re here to provide it with the utmost empathy, care, and attentiveness. Contact us with any questions or request an assessment now.