For adult children with aging parents, spending time together around the holidays can bring attention to changes in lifestyle or behavior that might indicate a senior needs assistance at home. For those who provide senior care, the weeks immediately following the holidays tend to be the busiest of the year as families work to arrange care for aging loved ones. According to Home Instead Senior Care, January is the highest volume month for new inquires related to senior care. Home Instead saw a 41 percent rise in service inquiries from December 2016 to January 2017.
Families who recently spent time with aging loved ones should consider these factors when deciding whether it is time to engage a senior care provider.
Families who notice changes in senior loved ones can find support and resources at caregiverstress.com or by reaching out to a local Home Instead Senior Care office. For many older adults, help with everyday tasks like meal preparation, light housekeeping and medication reminders can allow them to stay safe and healthy at home.For more information, visit
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