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Warning Signs: Senior Needs Health Care Services

As our loved one grow older, times can get difficult. It is common that an elderly loved one may not feel comfortable enough to let you know that they are in need of health care services. Therefore, it is important to keep watch incase you notice any signs that show that they need assistance. The caregivers at Caring Loving Sharing Caregivers have provided a list of warning signs to help you determine whether it’s time to step up and search for health care for your loved one.

1. Changes in physical and mental function

This can be shown through weight loss, difficulty standing, forgetfulness, mood swings and poor judgment. Some of these changes could be caused through possibly your loved one forgetting to take their medicine.

2. Mail and bills piling up

The simple act of retrieving the mail, opening them, and organizing them could become overwhelming. They may not have the energy or want to take care of their mail.

3. Neglect of simple household tasks

Their house or living space could be cluttered or dirty, there is excessive laundry, rotting food, and more. Your loved one could have a lack of interest which is being expressed through their uncleanliness.

4. Declining personal hygiene

There could be a strong smell of urine throughout the house, body odor, or even trouble showering. Your loved one could have a fear of falling in the bathtub which causes them to not shower.

5. Forgetting to take their medicine

This is also extremely important as their medicine is supposed to help them. If you notice they are forgetting to take their medicine then this is a sign of short-term memory loss of depression.

We are all forgetful at times and even clumsy. However, when these signs happen multiple times continuously, that’s when you know there is something wrong. These are just some of the warning signs that could be seen in your loved one. If these signs are present, your loved one could potentially need help taking care of themselves. Yet, this doesn’t necessarily mean that they need to be put in a nursing home or assisted living. An in home caregiver is an amazing option that allows your loved one to continue living in their home while having extra assistance. Ready to start discussing in home care with your loved one? Contact Caring Loving Sharing Caregivers today at (760) 861-1211 for a free consultation.