Here we share 7 signs that your loved one may be ready for home care. These signs will guide and help you initiate a conversation around bringing in additional assistance to ensure the safety of your senior loved one and peace of mind for your family.
Increasing Forgetfulness. You might notice that mom has trouble remembering her appointments or forgetting to take her medication. You might observe that dad is always searching for his car keys. Though it is natural for older adults to become more forgetful, forgetfulness could also be an early sign of Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia.
Messy Home. You might notice that the garbage is not being taken out, dishes are piling up or laundry is left undone. A messy home may indicate that activities of daily living (ADLs) such as cooking and cleaning have become too difficult for your loved one to manage.
Poor Hygiene. You might notice that mom is no longer taking care of herself or dad hasn’t brushed his teeth in a few days. Poor hygiene could be the result of mild cognitive impairment or other conditions, including challenges with mobility or coordination.