Anyone who can still remember their high school years as if they were yesterday knows that age can really creep up on you. One minute, you feel as youthful and active as ever, and then all of a sudden, you start to notice various aches and pains when you get up in the morning. Aging happens, whether we like it or not, and there's not a lot we can do to change that. However, we can make sure we're prepared for whatever challenges lay ahead and that we're ready to ask for help when we need it. For older residents (or their adult children) in Charleston, SC, that means knowing when it's time to invest in senior care services.
How Will I Know When a Loved One Needs Care?
Not sure how to tell when someone you love requires additional support at home? Don't worry. The best way to determine if your loved one needs care is to speak to a senior care provider or medical professional in the local area. In the meantime, we've also put together a few general factors to keep in mind when you see your older relatives.
If you notice any of these changes, consider giving us a call about our senior care services in the Charleston area:
- Your loved one has a messier appearance than usual. Look for wrinkled clothing, unkempt hair, dirty nails, body odor, and other signs of poor hygiene.
- Their home seems more cluttered and neglected. There may be more dirty dishes in the sink than usual or a general untidiness that shows some household chores are being neglected.
- They seem more forgetful. This can be harder to spot than physical changes, but pay attention to lapses in memory, like a relative forgetting what you spoke to them about last week, or missing appointments or other scheduled outings.
- They seem to moving more slowly, or with greater difficulty. Your relatives may be experiencing joint pain, so they may have trouble standing up or walking up the stairs.
Learn More About Senior Care in the Charleston Area
At Interim HealthCare of Charleston, we have years of experience working with local seniors who have varying needs. We can help you and your loved ones determine if your older relatives may need senior care, and what form that care should take.
To learn more about our senior care services, call Interim HealthCare of Charleston today at (843) 569-5510. We're always available to provide a free consultation for families in Charleston, North Charleston, Seabrook Island, Summerville, Mt. Pleasant, Walterboro, and Georgetown."