There are many potential signs that your aging parent(s) need help beyond what they’re currently getting. Hiring a home care agency is a great way to ensure your loved ones are safe and secure living independently. Here are 3 signs your loved one could benefit from home health care services: Important Signs Your Aging Parent Needs Help
Shopping and Errands
Many elderly adults no longer have access to driving a vehicle, even if they are living independently. Homemakers from your local elder care agency can help your loved one with their transportation in getting around to various places. This is hugely beneficial for trips to the grocery store, social outings, shopping for gifts, church, and so much more. Moreover, hiring a person from a home care agency helps ensure that your aging parent will be able to enter and exit the vehicle safely as well as safely navigate through parking lots, stores, and more.
One major indicator that your aging parent is needing extra care is if they are struggling to accomplish and complete household tasks. Sometimes this is due to the inability to do a specific task, and sometimes performing specific household tasks can pose a danger to your loved one. This might be true of household tasks that require awkward positioning such as doing the laundry, or cooking meals due to one or more of the risks associated with cooking (such as burning oneself, leaving an appliance on, kitchen fires, or something else). Hiring a home care agency can ease the burden of doing the necessary household tasks for aging folks who still desire to live independently.
Take the Burden off of Adult Children
For many families taking care of an elderly adult, it can be a lot to handle, from physically to mentally to emotionally. Some families live quite a distance away from their independently living parent(s), making it a challenge to consistently travel to and from to provide care. However, if your aging parent is struggling, then care is essential. Hiring a home health care service to care for your aging parent(s) is key for taking the burden off of adult children who have been caring for their parents. Your local home health care agency has several services available to care for your aging parents including in-home skilled nursing services, home health aide services, homemaker services, and companion care.
Remember that not all families are the same and there is no one-size-fits-all solution for every situation. However, there are certain universal truths about caring for elderly parents that apply regardless of your family’s unique situation. Start by taking care of yourself so that you can provide the best possible care for your aging loved ones. Then take steps to ensure your parent or parents have a high quality of life as they age. If they desire an independent lifestyle but need extra assistance in their day-to-day life, contact your local home care agency.
Don’t hesitate to contact Pinnacle Home Care, your local home care agency in Lauderdale MN, for more information on elder care services. We are proud to offer several home care services that will benefit you and your loved one. Contact us today for more information.