Changes in your parent’s mental and physical health can deteriorate over time. As you grow old, your parents get even older. This is why you should look out for signs that suggest that your parents need help.
Here are some of the most common warning signs that you should keep an eye out for. These signs indicate that your elderly parents need help with their day-to-day activities.
1. Standards Of In-Home Hygiene Are Low:
Unwashed dishes in the kitchen sink, spoilt food in the refrigerator or unmanaged and messy environment showcase unhealthy living standards. These signs show that your parents are not able to keep themselves and their surroundings clean.
The problem with elders is that they do not admit that they are facing problems in managing themselves. That’s why it’s up to you to understand what are the difficulties they are facing in order to help them.
2. Losing Interest In Hobbies And Other Activities:
If your parents have stopped socializing with others, you should understand that their state of mind is changing. While this may not be dementia, however, losing interest in the outside world suggests that their mental alertness is decreasing.
Lack of internet can also be a result of depression. In such a scenario, getting medical help is the first step. Once your parents have gone through counseling, you should think of hiring caregivers. Having someone with your parents who can care for them, puts your mind at ease. You’re also assured that your parents now have someone to talk to.
3. Changes In Appearances:
You may find there are piles of unwashed dishes in the kitchen sink, expired packed food in your parents’ refrigerator. You may also notice that your parents’ have drastically lost or gained weight. This suggests that your parents are facing cooking troubles and are either not eating properly or living on packed food. In both scenarios, you get the indication that they are facing difficulties with cooking and need assistance.
You may also notice that your parents have unexplained bruises and injuries on themselves. This indicates that your parents are experiencing frequent falls. If your parents are facing difficulties while getting up and walking around, it’s a clear indication they’re facing mobility issues. Having an in-home caregiver can help your parents with their mobility issues.
It is quite natural to worry about your parent’s well being. Elders do not like to lose their independence and hence, they do not showcase their problems. Hiring caregivers providing in-home care is the best way to help your parents. It also ensures that your parents have their independence. To know more, have a look at the below infographic.
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