One of the most painful moments in adult life is realizing that your aging parent is in need of homecare. Every child looks at their parents the same way: perpetually strong and capable. Many age slowly and gracefully, so it is sometimes hard to notice that they are no longer the same person. Through the years, they will show symptoms that they can no longer do things on their own.

This could become apparent in the way they start to repeat the same stories over and over again. Or, even more dangerous, they will start neglecting important things – such as leaving the stove on. Maybe your senior will get lost occasionally. Or perhaps they will have difficulties eating, bathing, or dressing on their own. Regardless of the issue in question, watching your loved one grow old won’t be an easy process. To be able to give them the best care possible, you will need to start noticing these symptoms early. That is why we have compiled a list of 20 signs that your elderly loved one might need homecare.

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  1. Started to forget about meetings, appointments, and other obligations
  2. Trouble standing on their own
  3. Bruise often
  4. Poor personal hygiene
  5. Forcefulness
  6. Confusion
  7. Having trouble using the bathroom
  8. Failure to take care of housekeeping
  9. Signs of financial trouble and insecurity
  10. Seclusion from friends, neighbors, and family members
  11. Irregular weight gains and losses
  12. Mood changes
  13. Accidents involving motor vehicles
  14. Inability to take medicines on their own
  15. Depression
  16. Starts to wander off and get lost
  17. Boredom
  18. Having trouble walking on their own
  19. Dangerous behavior
  20. Lack of personal care

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