Tasks such as washing and dressing in the morning and evening are becoming more difficult to complete independently.
Forgetfulness and memory loss
This can become a real worry for loved ones as medication can be forgotten to be taken and accidents in the home become a risk with huge consequences – e.g. leaving a tap running or the oven on. If memory loss is becoming more frequent, the individual should speak to a GP for support in identifying conditions such as Dementia or Alzheimer’s.
Struggle to cook and eat independently
If your loved one is losing weight, the fridge is regularly empty, and space is overall untidy - they might be struggling to prepare their own food. This is something that our home help personal care staff can assist with daily.
Confusion and wandering
Confusion in elderly people is very common and can lead to wandering away from the home. This is very stressful and upsetting for all involved, as it can put your loved one in danger if they are unaware of their surroundings and how to get home.
Falls around the home
You may notice an increase in falling around the home, it is a big problem for the elderly, leading to bruises and broken bones in some cases. They may begin to lose confidence walking unaided and upstairs, decreasing overall mobility. This, in turn, may lead to decreased physical health due to a lack of mobility.
If you are interested in an individual consultation and tailored care package being arranged – please contact Mayfair Care Agency today on 01386 41492 or fill in our online contact form to arrange a call.