Senior Care across Town or Cross Country
Being a family caregiver for a parent or family member is hard enough – but when you live in another city, or even state, it is simply impossible. If you live far away and are trying to look after the physical and emotional well being of an aging parent, the uncertainty and doubt can be overwhelming.
Let Primary Home Care put you at ease
Our Nurse will visit your family member to do an assessment and there can be a number of signs indicating that a person may need personal or medical assistance in the home.
The following questions about APPEARANCE, MENTAL STATUS, and SURROUNDINGS are part of the assessment we use in identifying if there is an immediate need for care.
Looking at one’s appearance can be a sign that they are physically or mentally limited from completing otherwise normal daily tasks.
Are the clothes they wear dirty or stained?
Does your loved one appear to bathe daily?
Is their hair combed?
Do they brush their teeth?
Do they appear to be losing weight?
Listening to what and how your loved one speaks will tell a lot about their current mental status.
Are they up on current events?
Do they sleep a lot?
Have they forgotten to refill or take their medications?
Have they missed doctor’s appointments?
Surveying your loved one’s environment will help you determine if they are eating and living healthy. Looking at their food and monitoring their medications can help prevent them from eating bad food or worse, taking expired or wrong medications.
Is there a large amount of trash, clutter, dust or dirt?
Are unpaid or unopened bills piling up?
Has the overall housekeeping declined (dirty floors, bathtub, etc.)?
If we sense a problem based on the above questions, we will waste no time in taking appropriate steps to provide help for your loved one. As difficult as the process might be, remind yourself that by doing the assessment you will not only provide safety for your loved one, but may also keep them happy and healthy for years to come.
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With Primary Home Care you can sleep soundly at night knowing your loved one is safe, healthy and happy. Talk with us and we can help you understand the various options and put together a plan that is right for your family.