As much as your elderly family member wants to be able to stay in her own home on her own terms, there may be times when that is dangerous for her. If any of these variables apply to your senior’s situation, it might be time to talk about other possible options, like hiring senior care providers to help her more often.
When She Can’t See Well
For people with declining vision, obstacles and other problems become invisible. That’s incredibly dangerous for your aging adult and could result in a or worse. Regular vision checks and improved lighting can all help, but it’s important to put other safety tools in place, too.
When She’s Unable to Go to Her Doctor
Your elderly family member could have a lot of different reasons for not going to her doctor’s appointments. She might be forgetting them or she might not want to go because she doesn’t want to hear certain things from her doctor. One really common reason for seniors not to go to doctor’s appointments is not having transportation.
When She’s Isolating Herself
Transportation can also play a part in your senior’s declining social life. There can be other reasons, too. She might not feel comfortable or safe around other people, especially if she’s unsteady on her feet. If your elderly family member has hearing problems, she may feel as if she misses out on a lot when she’s around other people. All of this can lead to her becoming isolated and feeling more alone than she has to feel.
When She’s Not Eating as Well as She Should
If it’s difficult for your aging adult to be out and about or she simply doesn’t enjoy going to the grocery store, she may not be eating the kinds of foods she should be eating. The vicious cycle of this is that if she’s not eating well, her energy levels may also be off a bit. Providing ways for her to eat healthier meals can make a huge difference.
When it’s Difficult to Keep up with Household Chores
Household chores never seem to end, but for your senior family member, they can be way too difficult or even dangerous.
The answer in this situation might be as simple as hiring senior care providers. They can offer assistance with whatever is becoming difficult for your elderly family member while also remaining unobtrusive. They won’t hamper her independence at all, but they can improve her quality of life immensely.
If you or an aging loved one are considering senior care in Minnetonka, MN, and the surrounding areas, please contact the friendly staff at CareBuilders at Home Minnesota. Call today 612-260-2273.