Talking to your parents about Global Health care
It can be hard for any of us to accept difficult truths, especially when it comes to our own abilities. As our parents age, they will slowly lose their independence. They may face frailty, memory loss or even chronic disease; everyday tasks such as preparing a meal or driving to the store pose a challenge. Your primary concern is for their safety but you also respect their desire for independence.
At Global Health, we have helped thousands of families navigate the difficult waters of aging. We create personalized care plans for seniors so they receive the lifestyle assistance, personal care and companionship that is suited to their needs while maintaining as much independence as possible. We provide families with peace of mind and older adults with security and comfort. Our framework for an open and honest discussion about home care can help you and your loved ones recognize the need for care and understand how it can positively impact your lives.
Warning Signs That Your Parents Need Care At Home:
You might notice that dad is always searching for his car keys or mom has trouble remembering appointments. Though it is natural for older adults to become more forgetful, it could also be an early warning sign for Alzheimer’s.
You might notice that the garbage is not being taken out, dishes are left undone or laundry is piling up. A messy home may indicate that daily activities such as cooking and cleaning have become difficult for your parents.
You might notice that mom is no longer taking care of herself or dad hasn’t brushed his teeth in a few days. Poor hygiene could be the result of Alzheimer’s or other conditions.
Falls or Injuries
You might notice bruising and other discoloration even though dad won’t admit to falling. Frequent falls could be a sign that your loved one has diminished motor skills, has difficulty walking or balancing by themselves or suffers from vertigo or nausea.
Changes in Personality
You might notice that mom has become withdrawn or moody and no longer enjoys the hobbies and activities she used to participate in. Changes in personality can be indicative of Alzheimer’s or depression caused by the aging process and loss of independence.
You might notice that dad no longer makes any trips out of the house. Maybe he no longer keeps up with his friends or goes for walks around the neighborhood. Social isolation can have many causes, but it could be a sign that your parents are having difficulty managing their declining conditions
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