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10 Warning Signs Your Senior Parent Needs In-Home Care- ANAHEIM HILLS

The thought of hiring in-home care can cause fear, concern, and anxiety for aging parents and their children. Denial and resistance toward seeking in-home care can cause the burden of caregiving to fall on family members. There are more than 40 million unpaid caregivers of adults ages 65 and older in the United States, according to the Pew Research Center. Sixty-one percent of unpaid caregivers are also employed.

If your senior parent needs increased help with completing daily tasks, it may be time to hire professional in-home care assistance. Changes in your aging parent’s physical and cognitive abilities may make it more difficult for them to live an independent and healthy lifestyle. These changes may also make it more difficult for family caregivers to provide consistent, quality care. Caregiving for a loved one can be extremely stressful, as family caregivers usually find themselves overworked and overwhelmed with responsibilities. Review the following signs provided by the U.S. Administration on Aging’s Eldercare Locator to help determine if your senior parent needs professional in-home care services:

  1. Your senior parent shows changes in their eating habits, resulting in weight loss, appetite loss, or missed meals.
  2. Your senior parent neglects their personal hygiene, including their clothing, body odor, oral health, nails, and skin.
  3. Your senior parent neglects their home, with noticeable changes in tidiness and/or sanitation.
  4. Your senior parent exhibits inappropriate behavior, such as being unusually loud, quiet, paranoid, or agitated, or making phone calls at unusual hours.
  5. Your senior parent shows changes in their relationship patterns, causing friends and neighbors to express concern.
  6. Your senior parent shows physical injuries, such as burns or bruises, which may have resulted from general weakness, forgetfulness, or misuse of alcohol or medication.
  7. Your senior parent decreases or stops participation in activities that they once found enjoyable, such as a playing bridge, attending book club, dining with friends, or attending religious services.
  8. Your senior parent exhibits forgetfulness, resulting in unopened mail, newspaper piles, unfilled prescriptions, or missed appointments.
  9. Your senior parent mishandles finances, such as not paying bills or paying them more than once and losing or hiding money.
  10. Your senior parent makes unusual purchases, such as more than one subscription to the same magazine, entering an unusually large number of contests, or increasing purchases from television advertisements.

If your parent exhibits any of the signs listed above, and if you’re unable to keep up with your parent’s needs to ensure optimal health, independence, and well-being, call SYERGY HomeCare of Corona, Riverside, or Anaheim Hills. SYNERGY HomeCare will provide your family with professional, quality, and compassionate caregiving services. SYNERGY HomeCare’s highly trained and skilled caregivers provide a wide range of home care services tailored to your family’s needs. SYNERGY HomeCare’s services include:

  • Personal assistance care: Help with bathing, showering, using the restroom, getting in and out of bed, using wheelchairs, etc.
  • Errands and transportation services: Driving to the doctor’s office, picking up prescriptions, going grocery shopping, managing medications, etc.
  • Meal assistance: Complete and nutritious meal planning, preparing, and cleanup.
  • Light housekeeping: Assistance with laundry, ironing, changing linens, kitchen/bathroom cleaning and organizing, etc.
  • Companionship: Encouraging friendly and supportive conversation, active thinking (structuring pastimes, hobbies, and games), light exercise, etc.

About SYNERGY HomeCare of Anaheim Hills
SYNERGY HomeCare of Anaheim Hills is the name you can trust in Anaheim, Anaheim Hills, Yorba Linda, Tustin, Santa Ana, Orange and Placentia for personal home care. SYNERGY HomeCare of Anaheim Hills is part of a national franchise of non-medical home care offices dedicated to providing exceptional and affordable service to anyone of any age.  SYNERGY HomeCare caregivers are available 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, to those in need – including seniors, expectant moms, those suffering from sports injuries and debilitating illnesses, and more.  SYNERGY HomeCare of Corona & Riverside can be found online at . The location also hosts active social media pages on Facebook and Twitter. Ken and Anna can be reached at 714- 706-1613 and [email protected] .