How to know your aging parents need help?
How will you know when your parents need assistance, and that something might be wrong with them? One thing for sure is they won't tell you.
The elderly have a strong desire to stay independent and in control of their lives for as long as possible. They do not want to be a burden to their children or close family relatives.
Therefore you will have to monitor their physical and mental abilities daily, do some research on things you think are not what they would normally do or say. e.g talking alone and lack of drive and motivation.
You will notice things like:
- Noticeable weight loss.
- Poor body hygiene.
- Black or Blue marks on their bodies, indicating they might have fallen.
- Skin burns which might mean they are struggling to cook on their own.
- Slightly verbally aggressive.
- Loss of memory.
- Rapid mood swings or changes in behavior.
- Getting lost.
This is where we come in, we know you are not able to always be at home to look after your loved ones. Well, we have a solution!
CareChamp offers you care for your loved ones from a minimum of 4 hours to 24/7 live-in care. We have certified Caregivers that have done practicals in old age homes, private hospitals and private homes. We pride ourself in the way we work to find you and your loved one the best suitable caregiver. Depending on your loved one's needs we are able to find the perfect caregiver for them, with of course having them let us know what kind of person they would like, e.g age, gender and their personality.