Seniors will often prefer to maintain their independence as long as possible. But the aging process eventually brings physical and mental changes. These changes can interfere with an active, self-sufficient and independent lifestyle. In these situations, you need to convince them that a caregiver is like an angel that gave them two more hands.
Are you currently helping your loved one with personal hygiene, shopping, housekeeping, doctor appointments, or managing their medications? Everyone knows the difficulty of your situation. Such a workload can affect you, your family, and your schedule. Care-giving is emotionally demanding and physically exhausting.
Look for the below signs in you or your loved one. These signs show that you may need some extra help.
While mild forgetfulness is a normal part of aging, frequently missed appointments or late bill payments could be a sign of a more serious problem. You can consult your doctor about memory issues.
Missed medication along with the problems that accompany can be a sign of short-term memory loss or depression.
Depression can cause many physical and mental problems. If your loved one lives on their own, he/she is more prone to depression and they may benefit from companionship care.
Unexplained bruising that often points to unsteadiness is a sign of past falls or injury.
It is common for seniors to take less showers. But deviation from established personal hygiene routines is a sign of some problems.
Often expired food in the refrigerator, unopened mail, laundry piling up, and a decline in the home environment indicate that your loved one can not physically keep up with household chores.
If your loved one is displaying one or more of the above signs, it’s the right time to hire a caregiver. It is difficult to convince seniors that they need more help, especially if they are resistant to care. Remember that you are talking to an adult and try to put yourself in their shoes and think like them. What would you want in the same situation? You must ensure that they understand the caregiver is there to help them to maintain their independence, and remain in their own house.
If you are looking for a caregiver, you must involve your loved one in the whole process of searching and selecting the best one. They like to control their situation and maintain their Independence. This involvement gives them what they want. So, they can feel more comfortable and develop a good relationship with the caregiver.
If your many responsibilities limit the time you can spend with your elderly loved one, Advanced Medical can help by offering a referral to a home care provider. They can match a caregiver to accompany and keep you or your loved one safe. An experienced caregiver has been trained to support seniors and their safety. For more information on how to hire a home care provider in Vancouver and British Columbia, Canada, call, email, or visit… We never forget that our customers deserve the best choices.