Resources

At Hand In Hand, our philosophy is to empower our clients through education and to provide the family with the tools and resources needed to make informed decisions.  This page contains links to a variety of external resources to help you and your loved ones find more information pertaining to adult care and senior services.

When Is the Right Time to Consider Senior Care?

Your parents or loved ones may not always recognize or admit when they need some extra help.  Some indicators that are important to look for include: 

 

  • Forgetfulness.  Appliances being left on, unpaid bills, or a lack of attention to detail.

  • Physical Appearance.  Is your parent or loved one forgetting to bathe, or is there a lack of attention to detail in the way they dress? 

  • Decline in Self Care.  Is this person remembering to take the correct dosage of their medications?  Are they following a poor diet or losing weight?

  • Lack of Home Upkeeping.  Is the yard getting overgrown with weeds?  Perhaps there is an unpleasant odor in the home or piled up laundry. 

  • Physical Impairment.  Does your loved one experience difficulties getting around or lifting objects?

  • Cognitive Impairment.  Is this person often confused or do they have difficulties performing once-familiar tasks?  Are there sudden changes in mood or behaviors?

 

These are just a few of the many indicators that your loved one may need extra help at home or be ready to relocate to a care facility.  It is important to consult your loved ones medical providers when considering what type of help your loved one may be in need of.

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