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Indicators of Needs

Indicators of Needs for Home Care Services
 
Indicators of Needs in Family-Caregivers
Indicators of Needs in Clients, especially elderly
 
Indicators of Needs in Family-Caregivers
 
The realities of taking care of a family member can, particularly over time, become stressful and unhealthy. We take care of the day-to-day challenges so that the time the family spends together can be quality and meaningful time. If you are experiencing or concerned of following signs, please contact us for consultation:
  • Work/family imbalance
  • No time for yourself
  • Feeling you reach the point where you feel you just can't care for anyone
  • Anxiety, depression, irritability
  • Feeling tired and run down
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Overreacting to minor nuisances
  • New or worsening health problems
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Feeling increasingly resentful
  • Drinking, smoking, or eating more
  • Neglecting responsibilities
  • Cutting back on leisure activities
  • Withdrawal from friends, family, and other loved ones
  • Loss of interest in activities previously enjoyed
  • Feeling blue hopeless and helpless
  • Changes in appetite, weight, or both
  • Getting sick more often
  • Feelings of wanting to hurt yourself or the person for whom you are caring for
  • Emotional and physical exhaustion
  • Facing unrealistic expectations
  • Facing unreasonable demands
  • Noticeable decline in quality of life
Family caregiver is a very demanding role. At times you may experience your life is becoming unbalanced and overwhelmed. You do not have to take on everything yourself. It is always OK to ask and get help.
 
 
Indicators of Needs in Clients
 
The burden often falls on the family to recognize the signs that an ageing parent might need help with daily living tasks. Here are some indicators of warning signs your parent or loved one needs help at home:
  • Spoiled food that doesn’t get thrown away
  • Missing important appointments
  • Unexplained bruising
  • Trouble getting up from a seated position
  • Difficulty with walking, balance and mobility
  • Forgetfulness
  • Unpleasant body odor
  • Dirty house, extreme clutter and dirty laundry piling up
  • Poor diet or weight loss
  • Changes in mood or extreme mood swings
  • Forgetting to take medications or taking more than the prescribed dosage
  • Diagnosis of dementia or early onset Alzheimer’s
  • Signs of a decline in mental agility
  • Declining personal hygiene
  • Uncertainty and confusion when performing once-familiar tasks
  • Stacks of unopened mail or an overflowing mailbox
  • Changes in mood or extreme mood swings
  • Unexplained dents and scratches on a car may indicate driving problems
  • Loss of interest in hobbies and activities 

 

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