Aging affects different people in various ways. For some, aging is very easy on the body and mind. However, aging can take its toll on others and may necessitate extra help. There’s nothing wrong with this at all! Outside help can come in many forms, such as Home Health Care or Private Pay care.
A person may exhibit several skills or traits that indicate they may qualify for Home Health Care, which you can find in this blog. Although this blog won’t go over the legal requirements, it will outline a few indicators you can watch for that may show it’s time to consider Home Health Care.
1. Difficulty moving around the house safely
It’s common for aging people to have increased difficulty moving. However, when moving becomes dangerous, and falls or accidents occur more often, it may be an indicator that more help is needed.
2. Changes in motivation
Often, our aging family members are going through challenging times in their lives. They’re likely going through significant and impactful changes, which can be difficult. One of the services we offer at Aspire Home Health and Hospice is occupational therapy, which has proven very effective in uplifting and encouraging our patients to get back to doing the things they love to do.
3. Increased frequency of bruises and injuries
As our bodies age, they can have a more difficult time repairing themselves, which can be very difficult to manage. To combat this, Aspires Home Health and Hospice has trained its staff in performing safety audits on homes to reduce the frequency of accidents and injury. If your loved one has been getting bruised more often, it may show that they need extra help.
4. Difficulty leaving the house
One of the requirements for admittance to Home Health Care is being homebound, which means having great difficulty leaving the house for medical reasons. If your loved one has a difficult time leaving the house for any reason, that could be a sign it’s time to find help.
5. More mess and clutter
One indicator that an aging family member needs help is an increase in clutter around the house. It could show that cleaning is becoming more difficult for them, and they could benefit from some physical or occupational therapy that could help them get their strength back and manage their home.
If you have questions about how Aspire Home Health and Hospice could help your aging family member, please give us a call. We have a great staff ready to answer your questions!