When you’re a caregiver, you might feel as if you’re sometimes guessing about what your senior needs from you. This is especially true when she’s still handling so much of her own life. But at some point, you may need to step up your help.
She’s Confused More Often
Your elderly family member can become confused more often for so many reasons. She may have health conditions that affect her memory and her ability to think. She may take medications that interfere with her ability to remember what she needs and wants to remember. The bottom line, though, is that if she’s experiencing confusion more often, she needs help to work around that issue.
She’s Unable to Drive
When your senior is no longer able to drive, that doesn’t mean that she doesn’t need or want to go anywhere anymore. She still has a life and she still needs to be able to interact with other people. Having alternatives to driving for herself allows her to stay as safe as possible while still getting where she needs and wants to go.
Her House Is More Difficult for Her to Manage
As your elderly family member ages, she experiences changes to her physical abilities and to her energy levels. When that happens, tasks that have been easy to manage on her own, like taking care of her home, might not be as easy to handle anymore by herself. Your senior may put off maintenance on her home, lawn care, or it might become too difficult to take care of even the lightest housekeeping.
She’s Having Trouble Managing Personal Care Tasks
Gradually, it can even become more difficult for your senior to take care of her personal care. These types of tasks include bathing, grooming, and getting dressed among other tasks. Having someone who can take over these tasks means that your senior can still look and feel her best even if she’s not handling them on her own. It’s embarrassing at first, but your elderly family member may soon realize just how helpful this is to her.
Just because your senior’s needs have increased, that doesn’t mean that you have to handle every one of them on your own. Get some help from elder care providers who have experience with these issues. You can’t do everything alone and you’ll have the support that you need to do what needs to be done.
IF YOU OR AN AGING LOVED ONE ARE CONSIDERING IN-HOME ELDER CARE IN LAS VEGAS, NV, PLEASE CONTACT THE CARING STAFF AT GOLDEN HEART SENIOR CARE. CALL TODAY 702-800-4616.