It isn't easy to admit that you are getting older and might need help. In fact, you may be someone who has refused help all your life and as you age, even though some things are getting harder, you could be unsure about the need for assistance. If you're starting to notice the following about yourself, however, it might be worth learning more about any home health services in your area.
You're on Multiple Daily Medications
Anyone who has to take a rotating roster of pills throughout the day, every day, can be confused sometimes. If, more than once, you've noticed you've forgotten a medication until hours after you were supposed to take it, it's not a good idea to overlook the possibility that you need medication help. Proper administration of the drugs you take can protect your health; you may need a home aide or nurse to drop by every day to assist you.
You "Lose Time"
Memory fades for everyone as they age, but if you find yourself outside without remembering how you got there or in a different room of the house than you thought you were in, that could be problematic and frightening. This is true especially if you know that you've had other signs of dementia or Alzheimer's disease. If you're "losing time" regularly, you may require home health personnel to keep you safe and ensure you don't place yourself in danger.
You Can't Get Around
After living in your own home, getting around isn't much of a issue--that is, until you break a hip or bust a knee. Your home may have a lot of area rugs or other fall hazards, or you just might have real trouble making it out of bed. A nurse could assess the place and make it safer for you.
If you have other mobility problems related to chronic or new diseases, it can be a hurtle to get into the bathtub or shower. You might not be able to reach certain parts of your body to clean them. This is embarrassing to admit to others, but to protect your skin and prevent injury to yourself, home health care could be truly essential for your ongoing quality of life.
Your life can be easier and safer if you allow healthcare professionals to enter your home periodically. Talk with home care services how often someone could drop by and assist you
I have a passion for seniors. When I was growing up, my granny was my best friend. She helped me with my homework every day after school and was always ready to lend an ear when I needed someone to talk to. As I grew older and my grandmother did as well, she developed dementia. My parents, siblings, and I all took turns visiting her home to give her the extra care she needed. I learned a lot during this experience and know there are others out there with elderly relatives they are already caring for or suspect may need some extra care. I decided to create a blog to share my senior care tips with anyone and everyone who needs the advice. Come back often for new posts!