When individuals grow older or become sick, they may have challenges caring for themselves due to physical or mental limitations. Knowing when to seek professional help can provide you and your loved one with the necessary support. At Ballinger Home Health & Hospice, we have well-trained and experienced caregivers for hire. They can provide the support your loved one needs to live a happier and more comfortable life.
1. Memory Issues
Seniors are particularly prone to losing their memory as they age. They may forget to take their medications, the names of people and places, and dates of doctor appointments. If your loved one shows signs of memory loss, it may be time to hire an at-home caregiver. Some forgotten issues, such as taking medications or attending doctor visits, may impact their health. A caregiver can remind them when to complete these necessary tasks.
2. Poor Personal Hygiene
A decrease in personal hygiene can indicate various underlying issues, such as depression or physical disabilities. Your loved one may not be bathing, brushing their teeth, handling their laundry, or changing their clothes. Caregivers can aid in all these areas, from helping them bathe and dress to handling their laundry. Proper hygiene can help seniors feel more comfortable and prevent infections. If your loved one is sick, cleanliness may promote a quicker recovery.