Realizing your parents need help or assistance as they get older can be tough to navigate. If you visit with your elderly parents and relatives and are asking yourself “when do you know that your elderly parent needs help”, it may be time to take steps to take action. The caregivers at BeeHive Homes in New Mexico advise looking for these signs to help determine if your parent needs assisted living services.
It is common to see a few memory lapses or behavioral changes in aging parents. As we age, it's normal for things to change slightly, but certain signs should raise a red flag.
- Loss of mobility or an increase in falls.
- Not taking medication as needed.
- Difficulty performing daily tasks.
- Increased isolation.
- Significant weight loss or weight gain.
- Loss of interest in hobbies.
- Aggressive behavior.
- Signs of disorientation.
- Trouble speaking or putting sentences together.
If your parent or senior family member exhibits any of these signs, it may be time to start thinking about senior care. Assisted living communities and in-home care offer specialized services to fit your parent's or loved one's needs. Whether they are suffering from dementia or just having trouble with daily tasks, BeeHive Homes offers small group assisted living homes across many New Mexico communities that allow your loved one to be cared for 24 hours a day. If you require a short-term solution, we can also help you find respite care. It can be alarming to see a loved one struggle, but we are here to help. Reach out to us with any questions about assisted living care.