There comes a time where you start to notice your parents start to decline. Maybe you've seen your dad spending less time outside. Or your mom seems to always forget if she's taken her medicine. Perhaps there are bruises on your aging parent's arms. When you try to talk to them about it, they say "I'm fine. There's nothing to worry about. I don't need help." It can be agonizing for family members to watch a senior loved one struggle with daily activities they used to find easy, and the situation becomes even more challenging when a parent is unwilling to discuss his or her difficulties.
Admitting they need help would mean they can't take care of themselves anymore, and no one wants to lose their independence. "Denial is the unrealistic hope that a problem is not really happening and will go away by itself. Admitting they need help and accepting assistance is not easy for people as they age. It represents a loss of independence. Denial plays a major role – and signs get ignored," says Paul Hogan, Founder and Chairman of Home Instead Senior Care.
The signs that an aging parent might need help with daily living tasks does not necessarily mean that your loved one has to go to assisted living or a nursing home, but they may need some extra help around their home. But how do you know if your elderly parent needs home care?
Here are a few things to look out for:
· Missing important appointments
· Difficulty with walking, balance and mobility
· Infrequent showering and bathing
· Dirty house, extreme clutter and dirty laundry piling up
· Late payment notices, bounced checks and calls from bill collectors
Once you know that there is a problem, how do you know if home care is right for your parent?
This is a 1 in 4 part series on Senior Home Care. Look for the next segment next week!
Author:Julie Cosgrove BRE #00828743 Phone: 209-298-0252 Dated: October 22nd 2015 Views: 384 About Julie: Julie was born and raised in Stockton CA, she married her high school sweetheart George and has 2 bo...
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About Julie Cosgrove Real Estate Professionals at Keller Williams Realty
California REALTOR® Julie Cosgrove is a driven individual that not only pushes herself to achieve excellence but will make it her priority to transform her client’s dream home into a reality. She and her team believe in Exceeding Expectations of their clients
Julie and her team’s positive approach and no nonsense attitude will help guide their client’s through their transaction. They will outline the buying and selling process, stay in close contact and constantly affirm that they have their clients best interest at heart. She and her team strive for trust, coupled with support, so her clients can enjoy a smooth transaction.
Recently Julie started her sister company, One Simple SOLUTION. As Julie’s real estate business grew, she saw a need to help seniors downsize or transition into senior-centered living. The desire of this company is to make our Senior Citizens and families feel as calm and stress free as possible during their transition from one home to the next. One Simple Solutions works hand in hand with each realtor to make sure that their clients is completely taken care of from the packing stages to the complete move to their new location. No stone is left unturned. We offer organization, helpful tips and more to make this move as uncomplicated as possible.
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"We have bought and sold homes with Julie, one of which was a short sale. She has always been very professional and accommodating to our needs, whether is be coming out on the weekends or getting loan documentation to us at 9pm on a weekday. My wife and I currently live in our dream home, we would recommend Julie to any of our friends and/or family."