Signs Your Elderly Loved One May Need Senior In-Home Care

12/15/2016

Watching our loved ones age, and seeing the trials that may come with aging, can be very difficult for some families- Some families witness loved ones go through the process of aging progressively, and others may witness the process happening more rapidly. Regardless, the process of aging is inevitable- Aging is something that many individuals have to witness and go through at some point in our lives. When this time does occur, there are many different options to take into consideration of how to handle the trials of aging:

Having home care does not mean you’re taking your loved one’s independence or dignity away. It is simply giving them some help with the task that they are no longer able to do one their own. Or if they are able to do some task on their own it can be your piece of mind knowing someone is there for them to keep an eye out and accompanying them with task if they do need help.  Two of the main signs that your loved may need home care are:

  • Memory problems: Memory loss is one of those things that we hear about when were younger that will happen when we do get older, and that is true. It is one thing to forget to turn off a light or if you switched your laundry, but it  becomes an issue when our loved one starts forgetting to turn off the stove or to take their medication. It is one of those things that can either happen slowly or it can hit out of nowhere. At the first signs of the memory loss it is important that you take your loved one to the doctor to make sure it is not something more than just memory loss. It could be a sign of your loved one developing Alzheimer’s or dementia. When times do get hard it is important to try and keep as much normal as possible that way the things they do remember stay active. A lot of people turn to nursing homes and facilities but in actuality that can cause the memory loss to become worse. The main way to keep the memory that is left strong is to keep a schedule, And one of the main concepts that goes along with that is keeping the surroundings the same. If you keep your loved one at home, it can actually help. It may not make the memory problem better but it can help in correlation of what they do remember since they are in a familiar place they are more likely to remember more.

 

  • Inability to  perform simple tasks: Along with  memory loss, your loved one may not be able to do all of the things that they used to do. Simple task such as vacuuming or doing the laundry can become very tiresome and tedious. Sometimes our loved one will try to hide the fact that they are no longer able to complete all of the task that they were once able to do. That is something that anyone would have a hard time coming in contact with. Sometime it just takes some time for them to realize that maybe they do actually in fact need help. But when the time does come that they come to realization, it is important to be there for them and listen to them and offer some help.

Here are 2nd Family, we care for those all over Maryland. Some of the counties that we provide care to are Baltimore County, Carroll County, Frederick County, and Howard County. No matter what decision you make for your loved one know that you are making what you think is the best choice

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Baltimore County: Baldwin (21013), Cockeysville (21030), Hunt Valley (21031), Ellicott City (21043), Fork (21051), Freeland (21053), Glen Arm (21057), Glyndon (21071), Hampstead (21074), Hydes (21082), Joppa (21085), Kingsville (21087), Lutherville (21093, 21094), Timonium (21204), Manchester (21102), Marriottsville (21104), Monkton (21111), Owings Mills (21117), Parkton (21120), Perry Hall (21128), Phoenix (21131), Randallstown (21133), Reisterstown (21136), Sparks Glencoe (21152), Stevenson (21153), Upperco (21155), Upper Falls (21156), White Hall (21161), White Marsh (21162), Woodstock (21163), Towson (21204, 21286), Gwynn Oak (21207), Pikesville (21208), Baltimore (21206, 21209, 21210, 21212, 21215, 21224, 21229, 21235, 21239, 21241, 21250, 21252, 21282, 21284, 21285), Sparrows Point (21219), Middle River (21220), Essex (21221),Dundalk (21222), Halethorpe (21227), Catonsville (21228), Parkville (21234), Nottingham (21236), Rosedale (21237), Windsor Mill (21244), Boring (21020), Brooklandville (21022), Butler (21023), Chase (21027), Fort Howard (21052), Hunt Valley (21065), Long Green (21092), Maryland Line (21105), Riderwood (21139)

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Howard County: Annapolis Junction (20701), Laurel (20723), Fulton (20759), Savage (20763), Highland (20777), Jessup (20794), Brookeville (20833), Clarksville (21029), Dayton (21036), Ellicott City (21042, 21043, 21041), Columbia (21044, 21045, 21046), Elkridge (21075), Hanover (21076), Marriottsville (21104), Woodstock (21163), Cooksville (21723), Glenelg (21737), Glenwood (21738), Mount Airy (21771), Sykesville (21784), West Friendship (21794), Woodbine (21797), Simpsonville (21150), Lisbon (21765

Montgomery County: Laurel (20707), Highland (20777), Glen Echo (20812), Bethesda (20814, 20816, 20817, 20889, 20892, 20894, 20813, 20824, 20827), Chevy Chase (20815, 20825), Cabin John (20818), Olney (20832, 20830), Brookeville (20833), Barnesville (20838), Beallsville (20839), Boyds (20841), Dickerson (20842), Rockville (20850, 20851, 20852, 20853, 20847, 20848, 20849) Potomac (20854, 20859), Derwood (20855), Sandy Spring (20860), Ashton (20861), Brinklow (20862), Burtonsville (20866), Spencerville (20868), Clarksburg (20871), Damascus (20872), Germantown (20874, 20876, 20875), Gaithersburg (20877, 20878, 20879, 20882, 20899, 20884, 20885, 20898), Montgomery Village (20886), Kensington (20895, 20891), Silver Spring (20901, 20902, 20903, 20904, 20905, 20906, 20910, 20907, 20908, 20911, 20914, 20915, 20916), Takoma Park (20912, 20913), Mount Airy (21771), Woodbine (21797), Washington (20088), Hyattsville (20787), Washington Grove (20880), Garrett Park (20896)

Frederick County: Frederick (21701, 21702, 21703), Woodsboro (21798), New Market (21774), Walkersville (21793) Monrovia (21770), Clarksburg (20871), Ijamsville (21754)

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