What Kinds of Changes Aren’t So Good?

Senior Care Summerlin, NV: Changes and Seniors

When you and your elderly family member don’t live in the same area, it’s not always easy to know what to look for in terms of changes. Some of these changes should alert you that your senior needs more help.

 
She’s Having Trouble Shopping and Cooking

Senior Care Summerlin, NV: Changes and Seniors

Senior Care Summerlin, NV: Changes and Seniors

Listen for clues that your elderly family member is having trouble with either keeping up with grocery shopping or with cooking. She might find tools like meal or grocery delivery helpful. The real question, though, is whether she can cook those foods when they arrive. This is a big deal because nutrition is what fuels your senior’s body. Without proper nutrition, she’s more likely to have health problems and to decline faster than she expects.

 
She’s Having Trouble Using the Phone
If your senior is suddenly having trouble using her phone, either it’s confusing or she’s unable to answer it, that could be a problem. It might mean that she’s experiencing some cognitive difficulties, especially if the phone is the same one she’s had for a while. This can be a big problem for you as her long-distance caregiver because a phone call might be the only way you have to stay in contact with her right now.

 
Personal Care Tasks Are Getting to Be Too Much
Personal care tasks are tasks that your senior has handled on her own for decades now. They’re tasks like showering, washing her hair, brushing her teeth, and getting dressed. But health changes and cognitive changes can make these tasks more difficult than they’ve ever been. Hygiene is important because keeping clean helps to reduce the risk of infection from germs and your senior just feels better when her skin is clean and dry.

 
Driving Is an Issue for Her
Driving may have been a way for your elderly family member to stay as independent as possible for a long time. But eventually driving is going to be something that is too difficult for her. Vision changes, declining physical strength, and cognitive difficulties all contribute to this change. This one can be especially scary for your senior because she may worry that she’s trapped or that she’ll have to move somewhere else now.

 
Senior care providers can help you to deal with these sorts of changes for your elderly family member. This is especially helpful if you’re a long-distance caregiver and you’re not able to see her in person as much as you want. Senior care providers can also keep you posted on what’s really going on with your senior and her abilities.

 
Excerpt: If you live far away from your aging adult, you need to know what sorts of changes are ones you need to pay more attention to.

 
If you or an aging loved-one are considering Senior Care in Summerlin, NV,please contact the caring staff at Compassion Crest Home Care.

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What Kinds of Changes Aren’t So Good?

Senior Care Summerlin, NV: Changes and Seniors

When you and your elderly family member don’t live in the same area, it’s not always easy to know what to look for in terms of changes. Some of these changes should alert you that your senior needs more help.

 
She’s Having Trouble Shopping and Cooking

Senior Care Summerlin, NV: Changes and Seniors

Senior Care Summerlin, NV: Changes and Seniors

Listen for clues that your elderly family member is having trouble with either keeping up with grocery shopping or with cooking. She might find tools like meal or grocery delivery helpful. The real question, though, is whether she can cook those foods when they arrive. This is a big deal because nutrition is what fuels your senior’s body. Without proper nutrition, she’s more likely to have health problems and to decline faster than she expects.

 
She’s Having Trouble Using the Phone
If your senior is suddenly having trouble using her phone, either it’s confusing or she’s unable to answer it, that could be a problem. It might mean that she’s experiencing some cognitive difficulties, especially if the phone is the same one she’s had for a while. This can be a big problem for you as her long-distance caregiver because a phone call might be the only way you have to stay in contact with her right now.

 
Personal Care Tasks Are Getting to Be Too Much
Personal care tasks are tasks that your senior has handled on her own for decades now. They’re tasks like showering, washing her hair, brushing her teeth, and getting dressed. But health changes and cognitive changes can make these tasks more difficult than they’ve ever been. Hygiene is important because keeping clean helps to reduce the risk of infection from germs and your senior just feels better when her skin is clean and dry.

 
Driving Is an Issue for Her
Driving may have been a way for your elderly family member to stay as independent as possible for a long time. But eventually driving is going to be something that is too difficult for her. Vision changes, declining physical strength, and cognitive difficulties all contribute to this change. This one can be especially scary for your senior because she may worry that she’s trapped or that she’ll have to move somewhere else now.

 
Senior care providers can help you to deal with these sorts of changes for your elderly family member. This is especially helpful if you’re a long-distance caregiver and you’re not able to see her in person as much as you want. Senior care providers can also keep you posted on what’s really going on with your senior and her abilities.

 
Excerpt: If you live far away from your aging adult, you need to know what sorts of changes are ones you need to pay more attention to.

 
If you or an aging loved-one are considering Senior Care in Summerlin, NV,please contact the caring staff at Compassion Crest Home Care.



Free In Home Consultation & Care Assessment

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