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Elder Care Service

Elder Care Service

Elder care, often referred to as senior care, is specialized care that is designed to meet the needs and requirements of senior citizens at various stages. As such, elder care is a rather broad term, as it encompasses everything from assisted living and nursing care to adult day care, home care, and even hospice care. Although aging in itself is not a reason to consider elder care, it is usually the various diseases and physical limitations that accompany old age that prompt a discussion about elder care.

When is Elder Care Necessary?

Elder care is not always an absolute; in fact, some senior citizens never require any type of care to live independently in their later years. However, elder care often becomes an issue when a loved one begins experiencing difficulty with activities of daily living (ADLs), both safely and independently. ADLs may include cooking, cleaning, shopping, dressing, bathing, driving, taking meds, etc. A general decline in health is often the impetus for the introduction of elder care, as it may indicate a waning ability to independently handle activities of daily living. For example, senility, which usually comes on at a gradual pace, may mean that a person who once remembered to take medication on time is now having difficulty doing so. Failing eyesight may mean your loved one is gradually losing the ability to move safely about the house, or advanced arthritis may mean he or she is having difficulty getting in and out of the bathtub without assistance. The need for elder care may also happen quickly, as is the case if your loved one is recovering from a broken hip or recently had a stroke and is still suffering the cognitive and/or physical effects

Warning Signs to Watch Out For

Physical Problems

  • Gait, stability (walking problems)
  • Sensory issues (a loss or decline in hearing, seeing, smelling)
  • Chronic health conditions (diabetes, heart disease, arthritis)
  • Temporary or permanent physical limitations that may inhibit the senior’s ability to perform ADLs

Cognitive Problems

  • Confusion
  • Memory loss
  • Attention problems
  • Forgetting to take meds on time, at the right time, or at all
  • Language problems
  • Dementia

Emotional Problems

  • Depression
  • Social withdrawal
  • Loneliness
  • Changes in personality (irritable, angry, moody, etc.)
  • Loss of interest in activities

Our elder care services ensure that your well-being is never compromised. We follow all guidelines in the medical profession to bring you the most compassionate and attentive care at home. Elder care services also give an opportunity to patients to recover among their family members.

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