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Eight Signs That an Aged Person is Struggling at Home
Getting aged is something which cannot be controlled by the humans and this process is an inevitable phase of everybody's life cycle. Once we start getting aged, our life-style gradually changes and we become too much dependent on others. Based on the health conditions, we might depend too much on other people to manage our daily activities and this is certainly a tough situation.
We might have seen a lot of old aged person living alone or together in our nearby houses and most of the time we get the impression how well they are living together even at an old age. Yes, to some extend most of the elder people do not find any difficulty in living at older ages provided they do not have any health problems. But what is the case when they are really coping with some sort of health problems, mainly age related health complications.
In the case of health problems, it will really be difficult for the old aged person or couple to do all things alone. They might need assistance in walking, cooking food, cleaning rooms, washing clothes, making the lawn look good, cutting the grass, watering the plants etc. In most of the developed countries, the parents stay separately from their children after a certain age and they have to manage of their own. Once they become age and ill, they do not have anyone to come for help.
If there are any elderly people living near your house, you can easily identify whether they are struggling with their health related issue and whether they need assistance. Here are 8 common signs that can simply tell you whether the aged people living near you needs assistance or care. Hope you all agree with the points.
1) The dishes and plates are not washed up
2) The older person always appear on dirty clothes
3) The house is untidy or dirty
4) The regular and necessary shopping is not done
5) The food in the cupboards and fridge of the older person are left un-attended
6) The grass in the lawn is long
7) The garden has not been weeded
8) A blown light globe has not been changed for a long time.
The list goes on, but I am not willing to put on a huge list for the sake of the reader's convenience. In the developed countries there are some solutions to tackle this issue being faced by the aged people and there are a lot of aged care homes and facilities which can provide shelter to the aged people. There are also aged care professionals who can be hired to assist the elderly people in the best possible ways.
I am not deviating too much from my topic and if you are tracking some of the above points in any of the aged persons, you must insist them that it is high time they take services from a aged care professional to make sure that their life goes as smooth as possible.