1. Stress. If seniors start exhibiting signs of stress in their home, it can be a sign that they can no longer handle all of the responsibilities they could once do in their younger years. They may also be experiencing grief or depression and may be in need of a companion if they are alone for much or all of the day or night. Caregivers can be invaluable in these situations as they can not only offer compassionate care and companionship for your loved one, but can be on the watch for changes in behavior or stress of your loved one, and hopefully ease their loneliness as well.
2. Unkempt home & body: When mobility or cognitive issues become a problem for some seniors, their personal care routine can be the first thing to decline. It becomes difficult to get in and out of the shower or bathtub, and even changing clothes, or keeping up with laundry can be a tricky task for some. More physical tasks such as vacuuming, cleaning, and taking out the trash are often deemed too dangerous or hard for seniors, to keep up with.
Luckily, these are all things that caregivers hired through a home care agency are trained to do!
3. Food or nutrition issues. Keeping up with grocery shopping and meal preparation can be difficult for many elderly people in homecare, who may also have special dietary restrictions or nutrition needs that need to be carefully monitored. Some seniors have difficulty preparing and cooking their own meals, or can’t be left unattended to use the oven, stove, or microwave safely. Others have a list of foods that they can’t have and need to be sure that they are only getting the foods that they can safely consume.
If your loved one is not eating, is eating the wrong foods, or foods that they cannot safely consume, or you are worried about the safety of them performing their own meal preparations, consider hiring home care to safely assist your parent with their nutrition needs.
4. Medication issues. As seniors age, many develop health issues that require the use of medications. Some seniors require life-saving medications that they must be very careful to take on a daily basis, or even more than once a day, such as insulin or heart medication. Others may have several medications that they need to remember to take at specific times, which is a difficult task for many, in home care.
If you are finding that your senior parent or loved one is forgetting to take their medications at the proper time, or mixing them up or losing them, etc, it may be time to get the professional assistance of a caregiver through a home care agency.
5. Falls. As seniors age, mobility can become an issue that many adult children have concerns about. Staying at home can be important for many elderly people, but hazards like floor rugs, thick carpets, uneven flooring surfaces, and stairwells can contribute to dangerous falls that can seriously injure seniors in their own homes.
If your parent or senior loved one has fallen or you believe they are at risk of falling, hiring caregivers with a home care company can offer you peace of mind that someone is with them at all times, helping to keep them safe and to prevent them from dangerous and life-threatening falls.
If you or an aging loved-one are considering hiring a Caregiver in Philadelphia, PA, please contact the friendly staff at Suma Home Care. Call today: 484-200-7347
Ibrahim recently completed a Professional Certificate in Management; He is currently pursuing a Masters in Business Administrations (MBA) at a prestigious university in the UK.
With their passion for helping others and a strong background in customer services and clinical care, Ibrahim and his wife started assisting individuals in their homes.
Since started and operating Suma Home Care in 2010 in the basement of their home, Suma Home Care has provided professionals who work endlessly in providing clients with the highest quality of care, while enabling clients to maintain dignity, comfort and safety in their homes.
Suma Home Care, serves four counties in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Chester, Montgomery and Philadelphia. Ibrahim is firmly connected to his local community and is always looking for ways to give back whenever the opportunity presents itself.
Ibrahim enjoys spending time with his wife and children, travelling and enjoys sports.
Mariama Suma-Keita BSN RN
Born in Sierra Leone west Africa, relocated to America in 1999 from a civil war and settled since in the U.S.A as a Naturalized citizen Graduated from National school of nursing with an associate , and completed BSN in Nursing from Immaculata University graduated with Honor roll Alpha Lambda sigma, After escaping the war served as a refugee nurse in Gambia and Guinea to other displaced refugees before coming to America.
In the states started in Homecare then then transition into hospital, worked in Jefferson hospital as a Registered nurse on Tele and general medsurg floor, also worked in Einstein hospital as an oncology transplant nurse , I realized that I enjoy working with patients so much and believe in quality and compassionate care one at a time dealing with an holistic approach in caring for patients and family in a familiar environment called home , I see the impact and progress when they’re home , it makes them feel relax and progress fast with recovering at home. As a nurse and entrepreneur I understand that dedication to meeting people and families needs is a priority, and able to foster relationships with family and patients that is professional and friendly to help them stay and settled home as a desire.