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3 Signs You Cannot Ignore That Your Parents Need Home Health Care

You love your parents and respect their need to live independently. However, reality and the desire to keep your parents around for years to come states you can’t ignore some warning signs. The good news is there are options for you and your parents.

3 Signs You Cannot Ignore That Your Parents Need Home Health CareDifficulty Communicating

The older people grow, the more they like to reminisce and share their personal experiences with others. This often leads to listening to the same childhood story over and over again, but we realize this is a normal part of life. However, when your parents ask the same question more than once or they consistently have difficulties expressing their thoughts and feelings, you have reason to worry. Even more concerning is when your parents display a sudden lapse in judgment that drastically affects their lives. Ignoring these signs could lead to a world of regret on your behalf.

The Frailty of Age

The unfortunate side effect of age is an eventual loss of agility, flexibility and speed. Once again, these are all normal signs of aging. A warning sign you should never ignore is your mother’s sudden loss of weight or your father’s mounting frailty. Sudden weight loss or gain could point to a serious medical condition or indicate someone is neglecting his or her medical needs. A loss of strength and balance could lead to a bad fall and serious injuries. Rather than take your parents’ independence away, you can turn to services provided by companies such as Corner Home Medical to help take care of your beloved mother and father.

Declining Health

The realization your father isn’t bouncing back from the flu as fast as he did in years past or your mother is suffering from congestive heart failure is enough to give your nightmares. The truth is there are a number of progressive diseases, such as COPD and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, serving as signs we can’t ignore. However, we don’t have force our parents to move out of their cherished home or steal their independence from them. There are alternatives that fit their needs and give us peace of mind, including home health care services to see to their needs and ease our worries.

You’re worried about your parents increasing frailty, decreasing health and inability to communicate. Don’t brush those concerns aside. Rather than ignore the warning signs, look into options that will ease your concerns and keep your parents independent and happy.

 

Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.

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