Things to Watch Out for in Your Elderly Loved One

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If you are taking care of your elderly loved one, it is important that you watch out for certain things. Before getting into these things, you will want to make sure you are always doing what is best for them. If you do happen to notice any red flags, it is important to do something about it right away.

Homecare Crestline OH - Things to Watch Out for in Your Elderly Loved One

Homecare Crestline OH – Things to Watch Out for in Your Elderly Loved One

Eating Unhealthy or Weight Changes

Do you notice that your loved one is eating unhealthy foods? Maybe they just aren’t eating nearly enough. Have they lost or gained a lot of weight? If you have noticed this happening, you should talk with them to see what the issue might be. Maybe they aren’t sure what foods to get at the grocery store. They may have forgotten how to make healthy meals or maybe they don’t have it in them to cook full meals. No matter what is going on, you can be there for them. You may have to hire a homecare provider to help them with meal planning.

Unpaid Bills

When you get the mail for your loved one, are you seeing unpaid bill notices? Do you get phone calls that some of your elderly loved one’s bills aren’t paid? If this is something that is going on, you should talk to your loved one. It might be time to take over their bills and finances. You may even need to hire a homecare provider to help with their finances, as well.

Lack of Personal Hygiene

Do you notice that your elderly loved one is slacking on their personal hygiene? Have they been missing baths or showers? Do they fail to brush their hair or their teeth? If so, it may be time to have a talk with them. Find out what is going on. Maybe they are forgetting to do these things. They might be depressed. There could be many things going on. Either way, you or someone like a homecare provider may need to get involved in helping to remind them to do these things.

Mobility Problems

Is your elderly loved one having issues getting up or sitting down? Do they have issues with balancing? Maybe they are walking slower than normal. If your loved one is having mobility problems, it is time to talk to their doctor. They may need a cane, walker, or wheelchair to help them get around. You may need to hire a homecare provider to help them move around more when you can’t be there.

These are some of the things that you need to watch out for in your elderly loved one. If you notice any of these things happening, then it is time to do something about it. You may need to talk to their doctor or you may need to hire a homecare provider to help them out, as well.

Sources:  https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topics-objectives/topic/older-adults
https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2014/cb14-218.html

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About the author: Stephen Sternbach
Stephen Sternbach has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Star Multi Care Services since 1987. After the sale of the New York and New Jersey operations of Star Multi Care Services, Sternbach brought the company private where he remains President and CEO of this newly developed $22M home healthcare company. With Sternbach at the helm, Star Multi Care Services employs more than 550 employees, in six offices throughout Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York. From 1978 to 1986, Sternbach was associated with Automated Data Processing, Inc. (“ADP”)–a provider of information services, where he held several marketing positions before becoming the Director of Sales. 1999-2008 Sternbach was an active participant on the Board of Directors for Proginet–a computer software company based in Garden City, New York. He also served on the Board of Trustees of the Long Island Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society from 1996-2002. In 1996, Stephen Sternbach was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young, Paine Webber and NASDAQ. Sternbach was also named in Crain’s New York Business Article, “40 Under 40” Successful Business Executives/Future Business Leaders in 1995. While maintaining a diversity of business and personal interests, Sternbach concentrated most of his efforts over the past 28 years towards continuously improving the quality of services delivered by the Star Multi Care Services’ family of companies. Stephen Sternbach holds a Master of Public Administration from Syracuse University – Maxwell School of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Relations and Personnel Administration from Ithaca College.