How to Know When the Time is Right for Senior Home Care

Advice from Our Home Care Experts
Serving New York City, Kingston, Mt. Kisco, New City, Newburgh, Orange, Rockland, Spring Valley, Ulster & Westchester, NY

There comes a time in many people’s lives when their age begins to catch up with them and makes it difficult to keep up with the various responsibilities of day-to-day living. If you or an elderly loved one are struggling with such tasks and questioning whether or not it is wise to continue living independently, home care services may be the solution you’re looking for. A&T Health Care provides professional senior home care for families in New York City, Kingston, Mt. Kisco, New City, Newburgh, Orange, Rockland, Spring Valley, Ulster, Westchester, and the surrounding communities of NY. We can lend a helping hand when and how it’s needed to best enhance your quality of life.

Making the decision to pursue home care can often be tricky, however. How do you know when it’s the right time to pull the trigger? The signs of decline are often subtle and gradual rather than something sudden and dramatic like a debilitating stroke or fall. Our experts recommend watching out for certain common warning signs.

Self-Care: Have you noticed your loved one’s appearance looking more unkempt lately? Or obvious indicators that they are not keeping up with their household like they used to? Self-care can apply to both a person’s personal hygiene and living environment, and less care being paid to either often signals a need for home care assistance.

Memory Loss: Age can take a toll on not only our physical capabilities, but our mental faculties as well. Is your loved one forgetting to take their medication or pay the bills? Memory loss can manifest much more significantly as well, with people forgetting where they are, what year it is, who their close friends and family are, etc.

Unsafe Walking/Driving: Something many seniors struggle with is getting around on their own, whether it be walking to the corner drugstore or driving to a doctor’s appointment. If a loved one seems unsteady on their feet while moving across a room in the house or like their reflexes have slowed down while out on the road, home care is likely in the best interest of their safety.

If you notice any of the above warning signs and think the time may be right to look into professional home care services, contact the team at A&T Health Care today to discuss your options and get the process started.