When your loved one chooses to age in place, it can feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders because you may not want your mom or dad to age in place. You may think it’s dangerous, you won’t be able to keep an eye on them, or you worry about them being stressed and alone. Well, don’t worry. Many seniors are choosing to age in place, and one of the best things you can do is discuss hiring senior home care services to help your loved one around the house.
Professional caregivers will not only provide companionship to your loved one, but they will also help create a routine that will limit the amount of stress your senior mom or dad feels. In return, this may help you feel less stressed when you know senior home care is keeping a watchful eye on your mom or dad. But how do you know when someone is stressed out?
Here are the signs that your senior mom or dad may be stressed out and how senior home care can help.
Loss of Interest
Sometimes, interests and hobbies go in and out of trend, even in your own life. However, if your senior mom or dad has been interested in one thing for over a decade and suddenly loses interest, it could be a sign of stress or something more serious. Sit down with your loved one and ask them what’s going on.
Maybe they feel like they can’t go to craft groups because they have too much to do at home or need to focus on cleaning and it’s stressing them out, or maybe it’s something like driving is stressing them out now, so they won’t do the things they loved. This is when senior home care comes in very handy because these professionals will help provide light chores and non-emergency transportation. Finding out why your loved one isn’t interested in their hobbies will also help you figure out what they need to gain back that interest and minimize stress.
They Aren’t Sleeping Well or Having Mood Swings
When your loved one is stressed out, you may notice they have difficulty getting to sleep or are only sleeping a few hours at a time. This is so bad for their body and should be taken care of as soon as you notice the issue. Sometimes, as seniors age, they may experience different sleeping patterns, but the truth is this should not last for more than a night or two. They should sleep a regular 7-8 hours and keep a good nightly routine. If they need help getting to bed at a decent hour, ask senior home care to help come up with a night routine that will help your loved one de-stress from the day.
You may be surprised to find out that chronic stress can be responsible for bad mood swings. If you notice your loved one happy one moment and then deeply sorrowful the next minute, it may be due to stress. Bringing this up or bringing up something stressing them out could also make your senior more stressed out. It is important to find out what’s going on without putting your loved one under more stress.
If you or an aging loved one are considering Senior Home Care Services in Goodlettsville TN please contact the caring staff at Senior Solutions Home Care. (615) 307-4509
Senior Solutions Home Care is a Trusted Home Care Agency serving Nashville, Brentwood, Nolensville, Gallatin, Hendersonville, Smyrna, Murfreesboro, Mount Juliet, Lebanon, Goodlettsville, Davidson County, and surrounding areas.
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