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Signs It's Time for Home Care

It can be difficult to know when it's time to get some in-home help for yourself or your loved one. There are signs to be looking for that can help you decide when it's a good time to have those conversations. Here are some questions to consider.

Is there a decline in personal hygiene?

  • A visible decline in grooming habits can mean that a senior is struggling to meet their own needs.

  • HomeCourt Home Care will provide personal care like bathing/showering, toileting assistance, hair and oral care, and dressing assistance.

Are they having difficulty with mobility?

  • Mobility issues can include being unsteady or unbalanced, unexplained bruising, and frequent tripping or falling.

  • Home care can help with mobility and transfer assistance, light activity, and assistance with routine movements.

Have you noticed a difference in their home?

  • When a once-tidy home is now cluttered or unclean, they may be struggling with basic household chores. Mail may be piled up and bills may be unpaid.

  • Our caregivers can help with light housekeeping and can assist with organization of paperwork, checking mail, etc.

Have you noticed a difference in activity?

  • When your loved one is uninterested in regular activities or hobbies or has a lack of interest in social connections, this could be a sign of emotional issues like loneliness or isolation. It could also be a sign of physical challenges like mobility issues.

  • Home care will provide transportation to and from appointments or errands, can help with light exercise, and provide companionship and recreational activities.

Is there any sudden weight loss?

  • Unexplained or unexpected weight loss can be a sign of a lack of interest in cooking or eating or a sign of physical or mental health problems.

  • Home care can help with meal preparation, shopping trips to the grocery store, and helping ensure proper nutrition. HomeCourt caregivers are given resources, information, and recipes for proper nutrition and eating guidelines.

Do you have medication concerns?

  • Have you noticed your loved one is forgetting to take their medication?

  • HomeCourt caregivers cannot administer medication, but they can help by providing medication reminders and help document when medications are taken.

Are you the primary caregiver and experiencing burnout?

  • Family caregivers give so much time, resources, and energy into helping their loved ones. This can lead to fatigue, emotional distress, social isolation, and feeling overwhelmed.

  • Home care can help by providing respite care. Whether it's a few hours a day, a week-long vacation, or an as-needed basis, we can provide the quality care that your loved one deserves so you can relax and recoup.

If you can answer yes to any of these questions, HomeCourt Home Care can help! We will begin by doing an in-home consultation to discuss the level of care needed and complete a personalized service plan. Our schedulers then get started creating your ideal schedule and find caregivers that will be a good match. Once your schedule is created, your scheduler will call you to confirm and go over your schedule. Our care coordinator will stop in periodically during a scheduled shift to make sure our services are meeting your expectations and to provide any needed training to caregivers.

Our mission here at HomeCourt Home Care is "to improve the quality of life and level of independence for every client and family receiving our services." If you think it is time to get some in-home help, contact us today at (260) 333-1114.


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