Looking around at the home where you grew up, the home where your parents still live, can bring forth a flood of memories. The finished wood stairs you used to practice tap dance routines on, much to your father’s dismay. The bedroom door you repeatedly slammed during your tumultuous teenage years. You know that your parents want to age in place in the comfort and familiarity of their own home, but as they continue to become more frail, it could be time to consider a form of assisted living, such as in-home senior care in New Hampshire.
Here are a number of common clues to look for that could signify the need to introduce the help of a New Hampshire home caregiver:
- Does your parent have a chronic disease that is becoming worse? Conditions that become progressively worse over time can inhibit the senior’s ability to remain living alone.
- Did you notice that your loved one’s appearance has dramatically changed? Look to see whether the senior appears more frail and unsteady, has lost or gained a significant amount of weight, or has become unusually unkempt.
- Is he or she still socially active? A senior who has isolated himself or herself and is reluctant to leave the house or invite visitors in may benefit from the enhanced socialization a caregiver can provide.
If you note these warning signs, a discussion with other involved family members and the senior is important to decide whether it’s possible for him or her to remain living alone, or if introducing an in-home caregiver, in the interest of safety and wellbeing, is an option to consider.
A professional, in-home New Hampshire caregiver, such as Live Free Home Health Care provides, can supply a helping hand with tasks like cooking, laundry, light housekeeping, shopping and more, as well as offer some much needed socialization, helping loved ones to live safer, more satisfying lives in the comfort of their own home. Contact us to learn more about our senior care solutions.