When your aging parent lives alone, far away from you, what do you do to make sure he or she is OK? Are daily or weekly scheduled phone calls, or facetime calls enough?
It may seem like you have a good idea about what is happening, but your parent might not want to bother you during those calls with issues he or she is facing. Your parent doesn’t want to be a burden, so he or she might be hiding key information from you. By the time the issue presents itself, it might be more difficult to solve.
If possible, it helps to visit your parent, or have someone nearby check up on him or her, and look for signs that there might be issues. This can include:
- A once clean and tidy home that is now messy.
- Piles of mail built up on the table.
- Missed appointments.
- Unfilled prescriptions or medication not being taken.
- Empty cabinets and refrigerator.
If you see any of these signs, try and schedule more face-to-face calls or more frequent visits to see if this is an ongoing issue. If so, it might be time to contact a company that combines more than 25 years of experience in providing home-care services with the dedication and commitment to service that is so important to a successful client-caregiver relationship. Call Approved Home Health Care today at (941) 870-8740 to see how we can help.