The holidays are special because they bring family members from far and wide back together to celebrate over a big meal and a lot of laughter and joy. With many families being apart over the past 18 months due to the pandemic, this holiday season may be the first opportunity in some time where everyone can gather. The holidays also offer the perfect opportunity to assess senior care needs and how aging parents are managing daily life.
Take time to recognize changes such as the ones below that may indicate additional help is needed in order for older loved ones to remain safe.
If you notice any of these signs, they could be an indication that an aging loved one needs assistance around the house in order to remain safe and independent. It may be difficult for your aging parent to be forthcoming about the challenges he or she has been experiencing, so it’s important to approach the conversation in a respectful manner.
Here are some questions you might ask to gauge the needs of aging parents:
Based upon your observations and the responses to these questions, it may be appropriate to partner with a trusted home care agency, such as Visiting Care Giving Services. We offer a wide range of in-home care services, including personal care assistance, companionship, dementia care, light housekeeping, and more. All of our services are fully customizable to meet the individual needs of your loved one so that he or she can remain safe, independent, and comfortable throughout the year.
If you’d like to learn more about our home care, including our Chesterfield companion services, contact us online or at (636) 493‑9058 to set up a complimentary in‑home consultation today. For a complete list of communities where we provide care, please visit our Service Area page.