Deciding When In-home Care is Right for You
Unfortunately, the aging process can make it hard for your loved one to complete daily activities as easily as they once could. Often times, adult children are called on to help their parents out. As their needs change, stress can be placed on your normal relationship. We know asking for help is never easy; however, in-home care services from Right at Home Kansas City Metro can help restore balance to your life and let you go back to being a loving child instead of a primary caregiver. When deciding whether in home care is appropriate for your loved one, here are some things to consider:
1.) Is your loved one confused? Have you noticed mom or dad experiencing difficulty with their activities of daily living- (dressing, bathing, cooking, cleaning)?
2.) Do they seem depressed? If your parent or loved one is sleeping more than normal, has loss of appetite or lack of interests they might be suffering from depression. Do they experience mood swings?
3.) Is dad experiencing balance problems? Balance problems can be a sign of dementia, joint issues or an inner ear infection. These balance problems can lead to falls. A fall could break a hip. Make sure alcohol isn't a factor in balance problems.
4.) Has mom lost weight? Make sure the pantry and refrigerator are full. Are there nutritious foods on hand? They might need help with meal planning.
These are just a few of the things to look for and Right at Home is here to help. Give us a call today.