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Better Living Author March 1, 2019

Asking Yourself When To Know If Home Care Assistance is Needed

Why is it that sometimes when we get sick and our ability gets limited, we develop a tendency to ignore the problem and hope for the better? We often “tough it out” rather than reaching out to ask for help. While it works in some instances, there are things that cannot be ignored.

While it is never easy to admit that one becomes in need of care, it is equivalently hard for family members to manage their anxiety and frustrations by the sudden overwhelming caregiving responsibilities.

Recognizing that you need help is not a weakness, rather a sign of strength. Your ability to identify your own limitations says a lot about you as a person.

Don’t let your fear and your worries get the better of you, depriving others of a chance to show they care and share their gifts.

Below is the list of things that will help you determine the need of professional help at home:

  • New diagnosis of illness affecting you to perform your daily activities safely
  • Inability to manage multiple medications on a regular basis
  • Unsteady gait when walking with or without assistive devices
  • Recovery from orthopaedic surgery
  • Increasing acute or chronic pain
  • Frequent falls at home
  • Recent hospitalization
  • You have a mental or physical disability and is currently living alone
  • You require someone to run errands and provide you transportation
  • Assistance with bathing, dressing, eating, grooming, toileting
  • You suffer from physical, behavioural, cognitive and neurological condition such as dementia, Parkinsons, dementia, Alzheimers, anxiety, depression, stroke, MS, spinal stenosis, Arthritis
  • Cardiac or respiratory condition such as advances COPD, pulmonary fibrosis, cardiac arrhythmias, congestive heart failure

If you currently experience these conditions, then home health care may be a great option for you. There are different levels of care available for you depending on your needs and goals.

Home health provides you with expert assistance in order to keep you safe and comfortable at home.

Call us now at Better Living Home Care Services at (604) 765-1827 to book your free consultation and we will make sure to create a custom plan just for you. We would love to help you explore your options regarding home care assistance. We provide home care services ranging from respite care to end of life care. Call our Client Care Coordinator at (604) 765-1827 for more information

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