Looking around at the home where you grew up, the home where your parents still live, can bring forth a flood of memories. The finished wood stairs you used to practice tap dance routines on, much to your father’s dismay. The fireplace mantle where your parents proudly displayed a never-ending rotation of your crazy art creations. Mom insists she never wants to leave the comfort and familiarity of home; but, when living alone begins to compromise safety, it may be time to start thinking about hiring a Matanuska-Susitna AK elder care giver.
Here are just several clues that can indicate the need for a discussion about modifying living arrangements through the introduction of a Matanuska-Susitna AK elder care giver:
- Is there a chronic illness that’s worsening? Conditions that become progressively worse over time can inhibit the senior’s ability to remain living alone.
- Did you notice that your loved one’s appearance has dramatically changed? Look to see whether the senior appears more frail and unsteady, has lost or gained a significant amount of weight, or has become unusually unkempt.
- Is your parent still active socially? A caregiver can provide socialization enhancements for seniors living alone who are reluctant to leave the house or invite visitors in.
If you recognize these warning signs in your loved one, have a discussion with the senior and other family members that are involved. Together, you can determine whether it’s possible for your loved one to remain safely living alone, or if bringing in some daily or weekly professional caregiving assistance, in the interest of safety and wellbeing, is the best option.
A professional caregiver, such as Midnight Sun Home Care provides, can offer socialization and provide helpful services such as light housekeeping, cooking, shopping, laundry, and more, helping seniors to live safer, more rewarding lives at home. Contact us today through our online form or by calling (907) 677-7890.