Many older Americans want to stay in their own homes. The thought of moving to a retirement community is just too much. But what if your elder parent is showing signs Alzheimer's, Dementia or other conditions, can they still be cared for at home? Conditions like dementia or arthritis come with unique care challenges.
Here are signs that may indicate your parent needs care:
- Spoiled food that doesn't get thrown away
- Missing important appointments
- Unexplained bruising
- Trouble getting up from a seated position
- Difficulty with walking, balance and mobility
- Uncertainty and confusion when performing once-familiar tasks
- Unpleasant body odor
- Infrequent showering and bathing
- Strong smell of urine in the house
- Noticeable decline in grooming habits and personal care
- Dirty house, extreme clutter and dirty laundry piling up
- Stacks of unopened mail or an overflowing mailbox
- Late payment notices, bounced checks and calls from bill collectors
- Poor diet or weight loss
- Loss of interest in hobbies and activities
- Changes in mood or extreme mood swings
- Forgetting to take medications – or taking more than the prescribed dosage
- Diagnosis of dementia or early onset Alzheimer's
- Unexplained dents and scratches on a car
At Spring Arbor the Emphasis is on Memory Care, Wellness, and Life Skills. We offer a unique and highly effective approach to caring for residents who suffer from Alzheimer's and related dementia. Alzheimer’s and Memory Care should blend staff education and training with structured resident interaction that produces confidence, trust, and peace of mind for loved ones.
For more information, contact Spring Arbor.