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Top 5 signs that your elderly parent may need a little extra support

Top 5 signs that your elderly parent may need a little extra support

What to look out for and how we can help


You may have noticed a few changes recently with an ageing parent, relative or partner.

As the effects of aging can creep up subtly it is often down to family members to recognise when someone may need extra assistance.

It’s often hard for elderly people to admit when they need help; they don’t want to be a burden and wish to stay independent at home for as long as possible.

As professional carers we know how quickly things change and we’re also on-hand to answer any questions you may have. Our friendly branches across East Anglia offer tailored domiciliary home care, personal care and specialist support for customers with Parkinson’s, Dementia, Alzheimer’s, illness and disabilities.

Here’s our Top 5 signs to look out for:

  1. Hygiene – Looking unkempt, not keeping on top of washing, teeth brushing and wearing the same clothes.
  1. Physical changes – Struggling getting up, walking, sitting up and doing routine jobs around the house. They may appear more tired, not bothering to clean the house.
  1. Diet - A reduction in appetite, weight loss, de-hydration and out-of-date food becoming a regular fixture in the fridge.
  1. Forgetfulness –Are appointments being missed and medications skipped? They may be behind with shopping or keeping in touch with friends and family.
  1. Accidents – Occurring more frequently with more resultant bumps and bruises.

If you are caring for a loved one, helping as and when you can, it’s so important to ask for help. You may feel overwhelmed, and emotional trying to cope with the growing situation.  We offer a range of options with tailored home care and are here to help.

We work closely with family and health professionals and provide respite care, hospital to home care and palliative care. We take pride in delivering person centred care. Our step-by-step tailored service allows you to opt for a small amount of support to begin with and build to regular personal care at home as and when needed.

Accredited and by The Care Quality Commission we offer compassionate and professional home care with dignity and respect. Whatever type of care you choose for your loved one, we are on-hand to answer any questions you have. We take pride in delivering dedicated expert care and support across Norfolk and Suffolk. If you’d like to find out more, please call any of our branches:

Call us on:

  • Harleston: 01379 640100
  • Snetterton: 01953 667950
  • Halesworth: 01986 800227

Receive regular dedicated tailored support in the comfort of your own home with First Choice Home Care.