When you begin to notice the signs of your elderly parents or loved ones not being able to care for themselves as well as they used to, it’s a hard pill to swallow. Nobody likes to see their loved ones get old. However, when this time comes and they begin struggling to accomplish daily tasks, it may be time to begin considering hiring a caregiver. Being a caregiver is a full-time job and often requires much more than just 40 hours per week. Don’t expect to have the time in your already busy schedule to handle this amount of work added to your plate. Hiring someone who is dedicated to caring for your loved one is often the best way to go.

Signs your loved one may need a caregiver:

  • They are becoming unable to accomplish mundane tasks on their own (such as preparing food, going to the bathroom, or even just getting dressed)
  • Can no longer drive
  • You notice their bills are going unpaid
  • Lack of personal hygiene
  • Rotten food in the kitchen
  • Messy home environment
  • Signs of depression
  • Forgetfulness
  • Not taking their medication(s)
  • Frequently fall over or hurt themselves

A professional caregiver is certified and trained to be able to assist your elderly parent or loved one with all of these issues. If you notice any of the above things happening, it may be time to hire some help.