If you have an elderly loved one whose health may be deteriorating, the thought of putting them into long term care may have crossed your mind.

One great alternative to long term care or nursing homes is in-home nursing. In-home nurses are affordable alternatives which allow seniors to receive medical care from the comfort of their own homes. In-home nurses provide patients with personalized, one-on-one treatment. They also provide services that can include assistance with activities of daily living.

It’s important to recognize the signs that your loved one may need more assistance than what you can provide them. Here is when you should start considering hiring an in-home nurse for your loved one.

Changes in Personal Appearance or Household Cleanliness

When a person’s personal appearance or household cleanliness starts to go downhill, it could indicate a change in their mental or physical mindset. It is important to watch out for these types of behavioral changes, as they can be signs that a person is no longer capable of completing simple tasks they were once familiar with.

When household chores start becoming a challenge for seniors, when they begin to forget to take their medication, or when they start to deviate from personal hygiene routines it could be a sign that they are struggling.

Your Responsibilities Are Becoming More Than You Can Handle

If you are currently the one responsible for taking care of your loved one by making sure they take their medications, helping them with groceries, assisting with transportation/housekeeping, and more, you may begin to notice that all these responsibilities are starting to take a toll on your own well-being.

Caring for a loved one can be physically exhausting, and can also take a toll on you mentally. Notice the signs of burning out and acknowledge when it is time to ask for help. It may be beneficial to your mental and physical health to hire outside help if your responsibilities have become more than you can handle.

Deteriorating Health

When your loved one’s health has deteriorated to the point where you can no longer take care of their health concerns, it may be time to seek outside help. In-home nurses administer medication, monitor patients, and even report back to patients’ physicians. They help patients with chronic conditions and injuries to ensure sustainable, healthy living.

Contact AGTA Homecare For All Your Home Health Care Services Today

In-home nurses help patients deal with chronic conditions, injuries, activities of daily living, and more. If you have a loved one who is elderly or ill, it may be time to consider hiring an in-home nurse. AGTA Homecare is built on respect and trust, and we are dedicated to providing health care services that allow patients to receive medical treatment from the comfort of their own homes. We have over 14 years of experience serving patients all across Ontario. Contact us today to learn more.