How Do You Decide When Senior Care is Necessary?

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Deciding when senior care is no longer a consideration but necessary is a challenge. You’re going to have some hesitance from your parent. Many seniors think senior care services take away their independence. They don’t like the idea of someone telling them what to do or affecting their privacy.
At some point, senior care may become a necessity. When your parent can no longer handle daily activities of living without help, it’s time.

 

Home Care Services in Deerfield Beach FL: Senior Care Necessity

Home Care Services in Deerfield Beach FL: Senior Care Necessity

 

 

Here are the things you should watch for.

-Monitor Cognitive Skills

The 2018 report from Alzheimer’s Association states 5.7 million men and women in the U.S. has the disease. Every 1 minute and 6 seconds another person develops Alzheimer’s. After the age of 65, there is a 1 in 10 chance your parent will be diagnosed with the disease. Women are more likely to have Alzheimer’s.

That’s not the only form of dementia. Any dementia can affect your parent’s ability to live alone. If your parent is forgetting to take medications, turn off the stove, or struggles with mobility, senior care services are important.

-Has There Been a Fall?

Once a senior citizen falls, the odds of additional falls increase. Your parent might fall while getting out of bed and to the bathroom. Falls frequently occur while getting in or out of the shower or bathtub. A fall down the stairs is another serious issue.

Even if your parent has a medical alert bracelet and can call for help, it takes time for emergency personnel to arrive. With a caregiver in the home, many falls are prevented. A caregiver is there for transfers, assistance walking up and down the stairs, and walks outside.

-Can They Drive?

Many seniors stop driving due to worsening vision or side effects from medications. If your mom gets up and wants to go shopping or your dad wakes up with a toothache, options are limited when they can’t drive. You can skip work from the day and take them, which impacts your income and availability of sick or personal time.

When your parent has a caregiver, the caregiver can drive your mom or dad to businesses and medical practices. They have an escort for the day, and you don’t have to disrupt your daily agenda.

-They’re Not Eating Right

You’ve noticed that your dad sticks to applesauce from a jar for meals. Your mom eats nothing but canned soup. Often seniors have a hard time with food preparation. Arthritis makes it hard to chop vegetables and meats. Caregivers can step in and make sure they’re eating proper meals regularly.

Learn more about senior care services. There’s a full range of options to ensure your parent’s needs are addressed. Call today.

If you or a family member are in need of Home Care Services in Deerfield Beach, FL, call the caring professionals at Star Multi Care today at (954) 870-4770.
Providing service in Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Weston, Southwest Ranches, Pembroke Pines, Cooper City, Lighthouse Point, and Wilton Manors.

 

Sources:
Alz.org

 

About the author: Stephen Sternbach
Stephen Sternbach has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Star Multi Care Services since 1987. After the sale of the New York and New Jersey operations of Star Multi Care Services, Sternbach brought the company private where he remains President and CEO of this newly developed $22M home healthcare company. With Sternbach at the helm, Star Multi Care Services employs more than 550 employees, in six offices throughout Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York.From 1978 to 1986, Sternbach was associated with Automated Data Processing, Inc. (“ADP”)–a provider of information services, where he held several marketing positions before becoming the Director of Sales.1999-2008 Sternbach was an active participant on the Board of Directors for Proginet–a computer software company based in Garden City, New York. He also served on the Board of Trustees of the Long Island Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society from 1996-2002.In 1996, Stephen Sternbach was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young, Paine Webber and NASDAQ. Sternbach was also named in Crain’s New York Business Article, “40 Under 40” Successful Business Executives/Future Business Leaders in 1995. While maintaining a diversity of business and personal interests, Sternbach concentrated most of his efforts over the past 28 years towards continuously improving the quality of services delivered by the Star Multi Care Services’ family of companies.Stephen Sternbach holds a Master of Public Administration from Syracuse University – Maxwell School of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Relations and Personnel Administration from Ithaca College.