There may or may not be a monumental event that let’s you know exactly when an elderly loved one is in need of or could benefit from hourly or live in home care. There isn’t always a clear cut signal that re-enforces the need for extra help; you need to keep a watchful eye for any signs at all that may indicate the need for assistance.
Occurrences that seem as simple as your elderly loved one forgetting appointments and names or misplacing their keys could be the beginning stages of something more serious. These events may seem harmless but if they continue and become more regular it could be a sign of a serious condition that will require professional assistance from qualified personnel.
The sometimes slow progression of Alzheimer’s and dementia can be tough to identify at the outset, but properly caring for an individual who suffers from one of these conditions as they worsen can be very strenuous on someone who doesn’t have the proper help.
By being aware of what’s going on and openly discussing concerns with health care professionals you can get the help you and your elderly loved ones need as early as possible and that could potentially prevent accidents and injuries. Having an hourly or live in health aide who is properly trained in caring for Alzheimer’s or dementia patients can greatly lessen the burden on you and make your elderly loved one as safe and comfortable as possible.