The first signs might be so subtle that many people wouldn’t even notice that anything is amiss. Mom is extroverted, friendly, and conversational while visiting relatives and friends and while running errands. But those closest to her are beginning to detect concerns: being forgetful about the soup cooking on the stove, resulting in a scorched pan. Placing her keys in the cookie jar. Neglecting to pay bills.
As an adult child of someone in the beginning stages of compromised safety or perhaps the capacity to make sensible decisions, it's extremely difficult to adapt to a higher amount of involvement and care – however, it’s also important to take action as soon as possible.
Much like broaching any confrontational topic of conversation, talking with your senior loved one in regards to the concerns you are seeing is likely to be met with opposition and defensiveness in the beginning. And yet, it’s worthwhile to detail the particular reasons behind your concern, as well as the negative consequences if these behaviors continue on or intensify.
Midnight Sun Home Care recommends this strategy:
At Midnight Sun Home Care, we are experienced in assisting older adults to feel safe and positive about how our services will help enhance safety and overall quality of life and wellbeing. When your family decides the time is right for assistance, we can help with highly personalized care that can meet a wide range of needs, including:
Whether the need is for just a couple of hours each week to enhance safety and socialization, full-time care, or anything in between, finding an Anchorage, AK trusted senior caregiver can be challenging. Partnering with Midnight Sun Home Care is the perfect solution; our professional care increases quality of life for seniors and gives peace of mind for people who love them. Contact us online or call us at (907) 677-7890 for an in-home assessment to learn how to care for aging parents, and to find out if our services are available in your area.