When faced with issues that they could previously handle on their own, seniors frequently go through five stages: independence, interdependence, dependency, crisis management, and end of life.
Independent and self-sufficient seniors are typically capable of handling almost all of their own needs and affairs, including transportation, finances, and routine daily responsibilities as well as essential daily activities.
Unfortunately, as we age, problems with our physical and mental health make it more difficult to do daily tasks. Simple duties such as paying bills and taking care of household maintenance might become difficult.
So, when is the best time to get professional assistance in order to successfully plan for the future?
As a provider of life care management services and advocacy support for the elderly, disabled people, and children with special needs, we receive calls on a regular basis from families worried about the well-being of their loved ones.
There are a number of warning signals that indicate it may be time to hire a life care professional, including:
- 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.
IKOR can assist you if you are concerned about the present status of a loved one. We realize how tough it is to see a loved one decline. We are also aware of the difficulties of assisting a family member in this type of situation.
We’re here to provide assistance so that your aging loved ones may continue to live with pride. Please call us toll-free at 855-456-7972 or visit our website at www.ikorofwpa.com to learn more about the wide range of programs and resources we provide that may be able to assist you in meeting the immediate needs of your loved ones.