Signs That You May Need Home Health Care Services

Signs That You May Need Home Health Care Services

Signs That You May Need Home Health Care Services

Growing older can sometimes be a difficult experience. Even more difficult than that is coming to the conclusion that you may no longer be able to handle living on your own. Empire Home Health Care Inc is here to help you and your loved ones with these tough decisions. Just because you cannot handle all of the tasks you once could does not necessarily mean you need to move out of your home and into a full-care facility. However, if you are noticing these signs in your life or the lives of your loved ones, you may want to consider contacting us. Empire Home Health Services in Philadelphia is a wonderful alternative to nursing homes for our elderly neighbors who just need a helping hand. If you notice any of these signs in your own life, consider contacting Empire Home Health Care Inc  today to see how we can help you and other Philadelphia residents.

Diagnosed With a Serious Illness or Health Condition

Many elderly adults have been diagnosed with serious illnesses or health conditions that require a lot of medical attention. It may be possible to manage on your own, but as we get older, have less energy, and become more forgetful, sometimes having extra health-related responsibilities can be too much to manage. Heart failure, cancer, diabetes, respiratory conditions, Parkinson’s Disease and other conditions are all a good enough reason to consider hiring health home care services to assist you. We also offer temporary services that could be helpful to anyone dealing with a short term health condition like recovering from a recent surgery.

Decline In Personal Care or Hygiene

This may

be the most uncomfortable thing to deal with as we get older. Keeping up with our daily personal care and hygiene can take up a significant amount of energy. It is also possible that as we get older, our sense of smell can start to go. This means that sometimes we may not be aware of just how necessary taking care of our personal hygiene can be.

Having Trouble With Housekeeping

Keeping up with an entire house is a lot of work — doing laundry, cleaning dishes, taking care of yard work, sweeping and vacuuming, taking out the trash, dusting… The list seems to go on forever. It takes a lot of energy that you simply may not have anymore. These things may not be a big deal when ignored for a few days, but after a week or a month, all of these daily tasks pile up and an otherwise pleasant home can become an unbearable mess.

Trouble Managing Finances

Humans are creatures of habit. For better or worse, most of us just don’t like change. Because of this, many older individuals are able to stay on top of their finances fairly well — until something changes. Sometimes all it takes for the energy to get shut off is the changing of the name of the energy company or a change in policy where they only accept payments online. There are a number of reasons that can cause people to lose control of their finances, and unfortunately this can be a very difficult thing to recover from.

Weight Loss or Severe Weight Gain

As we get older, it seems inevitable that we all begin to gain a little weight as the years go by. A little bit of weight gain is perfectly normal and not anything to be concerned with. However, if you notice that you are losing weight or gaining a significant amount of weight, it may be worth having a conversation with your doctor about your diet to see if you are getting the right amount of food everyday. If not, it may be worth considering receiving assistance with your meals. Our health care professionals can help you prepare food that meets your dietary needs.

At Empire Home Health Services in Philadelphia, we are committed to helping you stay as independent as possible. We know that growing old can be a difficult process and we are here to offer a shoulder to lean on whenever you need assistance. Contact us today to find out how we can help you and we can work on creating a personalized care plan that suits your needs.

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