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Signs your loved one may be ready for in home support

Deciding when it is time for in-home care is individual and personal and Herewith is here to help. Your caregiving may have limits as your loved one declines or is recovering from an injury or illness. Let’s look at some typical signs that it is time for in-home support.

Caregiver Burnout

When your health and relationships suffer, it is time for support. Hiring in-home caregivers is a good start. Delegating tasks to other family members can help as well.

Safety Concerns

If your loved one is falling, not taking medications, driving, leaving the stove on, or wandering, the risk of injury is high. More oversight and monitoring are needed to ensure safety.

Assistance with Activities of Daily Living

When someone struggles with daily activities, it is usually due to an injury, a chronic or acute illness, or a decline related to cognitive impairment. Typical challenges include dressing, bathing, mobility, toileting, shopping, cooking, and cleaning.

Loneliness

Social isolation can lead to depression and anxiety. The lack of connection with others can have a debilitating effect on mental and physical health. Companion services are a vital part of in-home care.

Lack of Cognitive Stimulation

Mental engagement assists people with memory, mental health, and well-being. In-home care professionals interact with older adults by playing games, learning technology, participating in conversation, and other preferred activities.

Financial Burden

Most people think of in-home care as a financial commitment, and it is. But the greater burden may be your loss or reduction of employment. Juggling responsibilities at work and at home while caregiving can be challenging. Even a little caregiving support can go a long way.

Herewith caregivers provide the in-home support you and your loved one need to stay safe, engaged, and healthy.

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