When seniors have difficulties in areas they could previously handle on their own, they tend to go through five stages: independence, interdependence, dependency, crisis management, and end of life.
Seniors who are independent and self-sufficient can often take care of almost all of their own needs and affairs, including transportation, finances, and routine daily tasks as well as instrumental daily activities.
Unfortunately, as we become older, physical and mental health problems make it harder for us to carry out daily tasks. Simple duties like taking care of household upkeep and bill payments might become problematic.
So, when is the best time to seek assistance in order to properly plan for the future?
As a provider of life care management services and advocacy assistance for elders, disabled individuals, and children with special needs, we frequently receive calls from families who are worried about the wellbeing of their loved ones.
Here are a few indicators that you may want to think about hiring a life care specialist.
- 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 if the above concerns caused you to think about the present status of a loved one. We are aware of how hard it may be to see a loved one decline. We are also aware of the difficulties in providing a family member with help during a circumstance of this kind.
We aim to assist you in maintaining the dignity of your aging loved ones. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at 855-456-7972 toll-free or visit our website at www.ikorofwpa.com to learn more about the wide range of services and tools we provide that may be able to assist you in meeting your loved ones’ immediate needs.