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Do You Know The Warning Signs?

Along with taking preventative measures to stay healthy, it’s also important to be aware of the cues your body will give you to alert you something is wrong. Ignoring them or hoping they will pass could be to your detriment. The same goes for paying attention to your loved ones and noticing any changes in their health and wellness.

“There are common warning signs that are present when a senior’s health is declining or that could be the cause of a health issue if not addressed,” cautions Karla Frese with Home Care Partners of Nebraska. “If you notice any of the following situations, don’t ignore them. Instead, call someone who can offer guidance and help. The top ones are as follows:

1. Frailty and/or arthritis

2. Visual impairment or macular degeneration

3. Confusion and/or forgetfulness

4. Hesitation or inability to drive

5. No desire to cook, fresh food has been replaced with processed and TV dinners

(Change of weight gain/loss)

6. Loneliness

7. Difficulty with housekeeping

8. Instability and/or fear of falling

9. Needing help with medications

10. Change in cognitive abilities

Home care can be incredibly beneficial in situations such as these, with service plans that can be tailored to the client’s needs. Oftentimes a little assistance is all that many people need to remain independent in their residence (wherever that may be).

Home Care Partners of Nebraska is dedicated to providing caregiving services that improve quality of life and create peace of mind. This includes personal care, companion care, recovery care, and memory care support. We serve you in the comfort of your residence with caregiving services that maintain the highest quality of life for you, your loved one, and your entire family.

Our care partners will come to your residence and together we will create a personalized Plan of Care based on specific needs. Home care can be one of the more affordable solutions to help someone continuing living at in their current environment even after a life-changing event or illness.

Home Care Partners of Nebraska care plans focus on quality of life. Seniors want to remain active and involved in life, and finding opportunities to do so can become difficult with age and changing health care needs. Adding home care services while still in good health, or as critical precautionary measures, can lead to an enhanced quality of life. We encourage our clients to take measures that decrease health risks and motivate them in living healthy. Being able to continue to do the things you love not only improves your lifestyle; it could improve your health. Simple activities that seniors can do at home to continue strengthening their mind include puzzles, card games, listening to music, reading, arts and crafts, and spending time with grandchildren.”

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