5 Signs my elder family member needs home health care

By: Home Care Assistance - Calgary Dec 27, 2018
Home Care in Calgary, AB. Senior Care

What can I look for in their behavior?

There are 5 signs that a family member or loved one needs additional care.

  1. The first and most common sign is falls or loss of balance. This is a senior’s worst enemy.
  2. The second sign poor nutrition or loss of appetite. As you age you lose your sense of taste so preparing a meal can become a chore, thus leading to microwaving a lot of packaged foods.
  3. The third sign can be poor personal hygiene. As we age, brushing, bathing and grooming become increasingly difficult. Without proper hygiene, seniors put themselves at risk for a number of illnesses and injuries.
  4. The fourth sign would be a reluctance to socialize. This is sometimes due to being embarrassed by their condition or disabilities. Withdrawal leads to unhealthy stagnation and can lead to depression.
  5. The fifth and final sign is difficulty concentrating/forgetfulness, this leads to poor judgment and puts loved ones at risk. Forgetfulness that disrupts daily activities is a common sign.

Be more aware and take the time to notice if one or a few of these things are happening to your loved one.  It sometimes can be a slow progression in these signs.  It is good to have a conversation about home care and the benefits of it.

Please contact Home Care Assistance Calgary if you notice any of these common sighs and one of our nurses can assist you.

Our mission at Home Care Assistance of Calgary is to change the way the world ages. We provide older adults with quality care in Calgary and surrounding cities, that enables them to live happier, healthier lives at home. Our services are distinguished by the caliber of our caregivers, the responsiveness of our staff, and our expertise in live-in care. We embrace a positive, balanced approach to ageing centred on the evolving needs of older adults.

We provide older adults with quality care that enables them to age in place, in a familiar home environment surrounded by their cherished memories. Around-the-clock care is a great alternative to assisted living facilities or retirement homes.

Trust Home Care Assistance - Calgary to alleviate your loved one’s fears. Our care plans are customized, ensuring your loved one only receives the help he or she needs, which allows for greater opportunities to maintain independence in other aspects of life.