Seniors often go through five stages when facing challenges in areas they could previously handle on their own: independence, interdependence, dependency, crisis management, and end of life.
Independent and self-sufficient seniors are frequently able to handle practically all of their own needs and affairs, including transportation, finances, and ordinary everyday tasks as well as important daily activities.
Unfortunately, as we age, issues with our physical and mental health make it more difficult for us to do everyday chores. Simple tasks like paying bills and taking care of household maintenance may become challenging.
So, when is the ideal moment to get help to effectively plan for the future?
We routinely receive calls from families concerned about the well-being of their loved ones as a provider of life care management services and advocacy assistance for elderly, handicapped adults, and children with special needs.
Here are several signs why you might consider hiring a life care professional:
- You see that your loved one is overwhelmed with duties like taking care of their home, paying their bills, or arranging for medical care.
- You have a loved one who is home alone, without any relatives or friends to check on them or provide assistance.
- They are attempting to manage a number of ongoing medical issues.
- They exhibit signs of emotional stress or fear.
- They are newly widowed or experiencing loneliness.
- You are concerned about their ability to age in place securely at home.
- You worry that someone could be attempting to exploit them psychologically, physically, or financially.
- You see that they are having trouble understanding their insurance benefits and need assistance with billing-related issues.
- They are debating if they should change their living situation.
- Overall, you’ve noticed changes in their behavior or weight that have given you reason to be concerned.
If you are concerned about the current state of a loved one, IKOR can help. We understand how difficult it may be to see a loved one decline. We are also aware of the challenges in providing assistance to a family member in such a situation.
We want to help you maintain the dignity of your elderly loved ones. Please call us at 855-456-7972 toll-free or visit our website at www.ikorofwpa.com to learn more about the vast range of services and resources we offer that may be able to assist you in addressing the immediate needs of your loved ones.