8 Signs Your Loved One Needs In-Home Help 8 Signs Your Loved One Needs In-Home Help

8 Signs Your Loved One Needs In-Home Help

You may have visited an older relative during the holidays and noticed signs that they may need help inside the home. Perhaps there wasn’t enough healthy food in the fridge, or things were not as clean as usual, or the elder was forgetful about taking medications. Here are eight signs that your older relative may benefit from the assistance—and companionship—of in-home aides to keep living independently.

8 Signs Your Loved One Needs In-Home Help

8 Signs Your Loved One Needs In-Home Help

  • There has been a fall or hospitalization in the last 12 months.
  • Bills are piling up and going unpaid.
  • Social isolation has caused mood swings or depression.
  • Your loved one is no longer interested in hobbies.
  • The house is disheveled to the point that it could be dangerous.
  • Your loved one can no longer keep up with home maintenance or yard care.
  • Unclean clothing and unkempt hair reveal that your loved one isn’t keeping up with personal hygiene.
  • Signs of improper nutrition include empty cupboards or a fridge containing rotten or expired food.

Right at Home’s in-home caregivers can help older adults live safer at home by assisting with nutrition, transportation, companionship and more.

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Right at Home offers in-home care to seniors and adults with disabilities who want to live independently. Most Right at Home offices are independently owned and operated, and directly employ and supervise all caregiving staff.
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