Aging-in-place is a real possibility thanks to home modification explicitly made for this reason. Grab bars, stairlifts, roll-in showers, and a wheelchair accessible sink are just a few of the adaptations that can be incorporated into a home to accommodate mobility limitations. But resolving these issues isn’t the only concern as loved one’s age. Tasks such as bathing, toileting, dressing, and eating are activities of daily living that become increasingly more challenging with age. Knowing what signs to look for can help you determine if home care is necessary to assist with the everyday functions of life.
- Declining Physical Abilities
- Trouble walking short distances
- Trouble with balance
- Increased incidences of tripping or falling
- Declining Personal Care
- Lack of grooming
- Decreased bathing or showering
- Dirty or stained clothing
If you notice these warning signs, it may be time to intervene. It’s in their best interest to be sure their home is making use of all the appropriate safety modifications as well as introducing home care services.