17 Signs That Your Loved One Needs At-Home Care

If you notice any of the following signs, be sure to monitor the well-being of your parent, spouse or loved one, and consider home care services to help keep them safe and healthy at home:

  • 1. Spoiled food that doesn’t get thrown away
  • 2. Uncertainty and confusion when performing once-familiar tasks
  • 3. Missing important appointments
  • 4. Unexplained bruising
  • 5. Trouble getting up from a seated position
  • 6. Difficulty with walking, balance and mobility
  • 7. Unpleasant body odor
  • 8. Infrequent showering and bathing
  • 9. Strong smell of urine in the house
  • 10. Noticeable decline in grooming habits and personal care
  • 11. Dirty house, extreme clutter and dirty laundry piling up
  • 12. Stacks of unopened mail or an overflowing mailbox
  • 13. Late payment notices, bounced checks and calls from bill collectors
  • 14. Poor diet or weight loss
  • 15. Changes in mood or extreme mood swings
  • 16. Forgetting to take medications – or taking more than the prescribed dosage
  • 17. Unexplained dents and scratches on a car