For many who are aging or developing physical issues, it can be difficult to accept that you need help. But there comes a time when the need for assistance outweighs the need for total independence. When that time comes, incorporating home health services will provide you with the assistance you need without removing all of your independence.
At Comfort Home Care, we’re proud to offer the best in-home care services available to Rockville patients, from Alzheimer’s and dementia care, Parkinson’s care, to assistance with the activities of daily living,, fall prevention, and several other programs including Assisted Living Facility care.
When do you know it might be time for you or a senior loved one to consider the use of in-home care services? Here are a few common indicators to keep in mind.
We all forget a few things here or there as we age, but a sudden onset of continual forgetfulness can be a sign of serious health problems, including dementia. If you’re noticing more issues of absent-mindedness in yourself or a loved one, including if such issues are leading to problems with daily activities or important functions, it is time to consider in-home care. Our caregivers will ensure you or your loved one take your medications on time, keep your doctor’s appointments, and even make sure you eat and bathe..
Poor Eating or Other Daily Habits
The Activities of Daily Living are essential to a healthy everyday life. As we age or after a prolonged illnes, however, our ability to perform these daily activities can diminish. If you or your loved one is struggling to get in and out of the bath, brush your/their teeth, get dressed daily, and/or prepare meals then it is time to bring in a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant). They can assist in all areas of daily living.
Changes in Gait or Mobility
There are some very common conditions that can affect mobility – reduced physical activity, muscle weakness or atrophy, obesity, joint pain, illness, and neurological conditions. These can all lead to unsteadiness when walking or getting in and out of a chair or bathtub. Becoming less steady on your feet can lead to falls. When mobility has diminished, it is important to provide at-home care for your loved one.
Falls and Accidents
Falls, unfortunately, lead to broken bones and bruising. As we age our bones break more easily and heal slower than when we were younger. These broken bones – take a hip for an example – predicate the need for extra medical equipment – canes, walkers, wheelchairs. Our caregivers can provide accident prevention. If you or your loved one has become less stable on your/their feet and balance has become an issue, our in-home care services can assist with our fall prevention programs.
Home health care services can be a great option for seniors and others who have diminished capacity. If you’re looking for more information about the home health care services available from Comfort Home Care, contact us today to learn about any of our programs and how we can assist you or your family.