It often can be a hard decision to talk to your parents or loved ones about considering in-home care.  However, recognizing early warning signs can help ensure they receive the help they need and in time.

Below are some signs that may indicate that it’s time to consider in-home care:

  • Difficulty moving around, walking, maintaining balance or getting up from a seated position
  • Increased forgetfulness
  • Decline in personal hygiene, infrequent showering/bathing or noticeable body odor
  • Unopened mail and bills piling up
  • Loss of interest in activities, hobbies and socializing
  • Mood swings and or sudden changes in moods and emotional states
  • Unexplained or increased bruising
  • Increase in accidents (dropping items, scratches and dents in vehicles)
  • Changes in appetite and/or sudden weight gain or loss
  • Days spent not leaving the house
  • Trouble keeping up with common household chores such as throwing away expired foods, watering plants, feeding pets etc.

Recognizing these early warning signs can make all the difference in getting your loved one the care and support they need.

Specialty Home Care is here to support you with:

Companionship Mobility Assistance
Hygiene support and monitoring Grooming assistance
Assistance with lifts Bathing
Toileting Assistance with dressing
Transportation Feeding
Incontinence support Medication reminders
Housekeeping Laundry and bed linen changing
Turning Bowel care
Denture care Exercise and stretching support
Monitoring oxygen use Pet care

We can also support your family and friends with:

  • Caregiver education
  • Respite care for family and caregivers
  • Community support and resources
  • Planning of care and evaluation of needs
  • Ongoing assessment
  • Equipment, medication, and medical service referrals
  • Emotional support

 

FREE first three hours of care
To welcome you into our family, new customers who mention this offer can receive their first three hours of care for free.  See for yourself how our professional caregivers can assist you.

Assistance by caring professionals is a phone call away. Call 717-533-4400 and schedule your FREE home assessment today.

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