When Do You Need a Care Giver
Many people struggle with trying to figure out when is the right time to get help. Unfortunately there is no single condition that confirms if it is time. If you answer yes to any of the following questions, you may need a Care Giver:
- Are you finding it harder to remember or keep track of important dates?
- Do you find it is more difficult to do the things you used to do, like housekeeping and errands?
- Do you need help with your medications or personal care?
- Are you concerned you are becoming a burden to your loved ones?
- Do you worry about not being able to stay in your own home?
- Are you afraid of falling or getting injured and no one will know?
Any of the following conditions may indicate that help is now needed:
- Bathing and dressing are becoming more difficult.
- Safety issues, such as falling, have become a daily concern.
- Medications are not being taken as prescribed.
- Lack of personal hygiene and incontinence are evident.
- Confusion, depression, apathy, social isolation, and/or forgetfulness frequently occur.
- The inability to prepare meals results in poor nutrition and dehydration.
- The inability to maintain housekeeping chores, shopping or errands is a concern.
- Constant supervision has now become necessary.