When do you need to call for home care?

It may be time to discuss home care options with your loved one if they are exhibiting some of these signs:

 

At home

  • Spoiled food in the fridge
  • Inability to do simple housework
  • Neglecting bills and finances
  • Difficulty driving or recent car accidents
  • Stove or other household appliances not shut off after use
  • Failure to take medications, refill prescriptions, or go to doctors’ appointments

 

Physical

  • Falls or trouble with balance
  • Difficulty with hygiene tasks
  • Noticeable weight loss, diminished appetite, or forgetting to eat
  • Incontinence
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Clothing that is worn repeatedly, soiled, or inappropriate for the weather

 

Emotional & Cognitive

  • Mood swings and personality changes
  • Withdrawal from friends and family
  • Diminished cognitive abilities
  • Communication difficulties
  • Easily confused or frustrated
  • Increased impulsivity
  • Forgetfulness or other memory problems
  • Loss of judgment and concentration