What to Look for When Visiting Older Relatives and Friends During the Holiday Season
Can you recognize when it's not safe for a senior to live alone without support?
There are warning signs to watch for that signal when an older adult is no longer safe to live alone without a caregiver.
Here are some signs to look for that indicate a senior may need help at home:
- Change in appearance or weight loss
- Forgetfulness and memory loss
- Poor condition of their home
- Their inability to drive
- Un-paid bills
Any of the above signs can indicate a potential health issue, including a change in physical and mental abilities.
During your holiday visit with an Austin senior, it is important to look for signs that their health is in decline or that they are no longer safe to live alone at home. Taking into consideration their health and medical needs, if you perceive that your loved one needs extra support to continue to live alone at home, BrightStar Care of Greater Austin is available to help. We can discuss the different levels of support and senior care that are available, and offer professional recommendations for your loved one. We also offer a complimentary in-home assessment, and our Director of Nursing plays an important role in helping to develop a care plan that is just right for you and your loved one.
BrightStar Care of Greater Austin can provide 24/7 care for seniors.
We offer around the clock support, providing a full continuum of private duty home health care services including companionship, personal care, transportation, medication assistance, and skilled nursing. We proudly serve Central Austin, Eastern Travis County, North Austin, East Austin, West Austin, Lake Travis, South Austin, Round Rock, Georgetown, and Tarrytown.
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