In this article:
- 5 signs your parent may need home care
- Your next steps in scheduling home care
The holidays are a great opportunity for us to reconnect with loved ones, and you may see family members whom you haven’t seen in a long time. When you visited with your parents or a loved one over the holiday, did you notice some changes that had you wondering about their well-being? Seeing a parent for the first time in a few months can be eye-opening, so rest assured that you aren’t the only person who may be concerned about their parents over the holidays.
5 Signs That Your Parent or Loved One May Need Home Care
Over the holidays, you may have noticed these five signs that indicate it may be time to hire a home caregiver to help care for your parent:
- The house is messier than normal, and needs care and maintenance
- The fridge contains large amounts of spoiled food, and the house lacks adequate groceries
- You find new dents and marks on your loved one’s car
- Your loved one is showing emotional changes, like a loss of interest in hobbies and less social interaction
- Your loved one seems to be increasingly confused, and may forget to take medications or pay bills
If you’ve noticed one or more of these signs, then your parent may need some additional help if they’re to remain in their home. Here’s a more detailed list of signs to look for and some options to consider.
Your Next Steps In Scheduling Home Care
When it comes to hiring a caregiver to help your loved one, you’ll have some decisions to make. The first decision you’ll need to consider is whether a private home care business, a direct hire caregiver, or a national home care franchise is the best option. There are pros and cons to each option, but regardless of who you decide to work with, make sure that your loved one can get quality, personalized home care.
In order to make sure that your loved one gets the care that they need, give some thought to what an ideal home care situation would look like. At Cahoon Care, we offer a variety of home care services that are all customized to each client.
- Personal care caregivers help your loved one to perform the daily tasks that often become more difficult with age. Caregivers can help with bathing, dressing, light meal preparation, safety monitoring, and more.
- Companion care caregivers can be on hand to help your loved one recover after an accident or hospital stay. Caregivers can accompany your loved one to doctor’s appointments, help with cooking, and much more.
- Alzheimer’s and dementia care caregivers provide the specialized care that family members with Alzheimer’s or dementia need. Caregivers can perform creative activities designed for mental stimulation, perform alternative therapies, transport your loved one to activities, and more.
This is just a brief overview of how our caregivers can help ensure your loved one receives the specific care that they need. If you’re considering in-home care for your loved one, please contact us today. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have about how to ensure your loved one remains independent and safely in their home.