Signs Your Elderly Parent Needs Help

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Signs Your Elderly Parent Needs Help

Signs Your Elderly Parent Needs Help

Signs Your Elderly Parent Needs Help

Warning signs your elderly parent needs help can occur slowly, over a period of time or drastically all at once. Have you noticed your mother’s mail piling up and her bills are not being payed on time? Maybe you have noticed your dad, who has always dressed very sharp wearing wrinkled and tattered clothing. You also may have noticed more extreme changes like burnt food in trash can or dents and scratches on your dad’s once mint condition 1995 Buick.

No one wants to lose their independence. A parent especially does not want to admit to an adult child that they can no longer take care of themselves in a safe manner. This is why it so important for adult children to be aware of any changes in a parent’s behavior or normal routine whether they are slight or drastic.

Signs Your Elderly Parent Needs Help:

  • Unexplained Bruising
  • Unmaintained Lawn & House
  • Expired Food That Doesn’t Get Thrown Away
  • Struggling To Stand Up From A Seated Position
  • Frequent Falls
  • Infrequent Bathing
  • Foul Body Odor
  • Decline In Appearance
  • Strong Smell Of Urine In The Home
  • Missing Important Appointments
  • Confusion When Completing Familiar Tasks
  • Weight Loss
  • Frequent or Extreme Mood Swings
  • Collection Calls, Late Notices, Disconnected Utilities
  • Mismanagement of Funds
  • Lost of Interests In Hobbies or Activities
  • Unexplained Scratches or Dents On A Vehicle
  • Diagnosis of Early Onset Dementia
  • Forgetting To Take Medication/Over Medicate

What To Do If A Parent Needs Help?

Once you have established that your parent needs assistance, how do you know if Home Care is right for them? Home Care providers, such as ALN Senior Care & Home Services, provide assistance with the activities of daily living in the client’s home as well as home care services. You should review the provided services and discuss with your loved one different services available to them.

These Services Include: 

  • Conversation & Companionship
  • Diet Monitoring
  • Medication Reminders
  • Bathing, Dressing, and Hygiene Assistance
  • Provide Incontinent Care
  • Meal Planning & Preparation
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Walking Assistance
  • Transportation & Errands
  • Laundry, Dishes, Vacuuming, and Ironing 
  • Make Bed and Change Linens 
  • Correspond To Letters, Mail, & Telephone Calls
  • Appointment Scheduling & Reminders
  • Errand Service
  • Prescription Drop Off/Pickup
  • Grocery Shopping
  • Watch Movies, Play Games, & Socialization
  • Many Other Services Provided & Tailored To Specific Patients Needs

If you believe any of these services would benefit you or a loved one, call ALN Senior Care & Home Services and further discuss your options. If you are having a hard time discussing home care with your loved one please call. We will recommend the best way to discuss home care services and even assist in the ed-treatment-info conversation if requested.


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