September 13, 2021
As a child of an aging parent, it’s sometimes hard to know when and how to help. Many seniors try to keep doing daily activities—even after they become a struggle. When an elderly parent needs help, often they will worry that they’ll be a bother by asking others. Even more, they may be hesitant to admit they can’t do what they could before.
That’s why it is so important to watch for signs your parent may need extra care. As their abilities change, you certainly want to keep them safe and protect their well-being. Be on the lookout for these 11 signs it may be time for more support.
When your parent needs additional care
If your elderly parent needs help, you may only notice small signs or changes at first. Look for small differences in physical health or mental health. If they are struggling to care for themself, it may also affect the upkeep of their home or their appearance.
Watch for these 11 signs:
Get the right care when your elderly parent needs help
If these 11 signs sound familiar, it may be time to find a safer environment for your parent. If you’re worried that they may refuse to accept help, get others involved. For example, the AARP says to ask your loved one’s health care provider for help. That way, you’ll have trusted advice on how to care for your parent’s well-being and health moving forward.
The caregivers at Parkwood Health help your parent get the care and support they need to thrive again. From assistance for daily living to health services, we help give you peace of mind that your parent has the help they need. Contact us today to navigate your options for an elderly parent that needs more care.
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