The Coronation of our King was a wonderful time for families to reconnect and spend quality time with loved ones. But, amidst the celebrations, maybe you noticed that your parents or older relatives could be doing better than you thought. It allowed you to reflect on their health, capabilities, and independence, as well as considerations for their future care needs. Read on to learn what changes to look out for and how you can help.
Noticing Health Changes
Maybe you have noticed certain health changes in your elderly loved ones. Pay attention to the following:
Physical Wellbeing – Notice if they experience mobility issues, fatigue, balance problems, or difficulties with daily activities.
Cognitive Function – Observe any memory lapses, confusion, or difficulty following conversations.
Emotional Wellbeing – Be aware of signs of loneliness, sadness, or anxiety that may impact their mental health.
Assessing Capabilities and Independence
Take the time to assess the capabilities and independence of your elderly relatives. Consider the following:
Daily Living Activities – Evaluate their ability to dress, bathe, groom, and cook independently.
Household Maintenance – Observe if they can manage housekeeping tasks like cleaning, laundry, and grocery shopping.
Medication Management – Check if they can maintain their medication schedule and handle potential health issues.
Future Care Needs
Recognising that your elderly loved ones may require additional care and support in the future is the first step. It’s essential to consider the following:
Changing Needs – Recognise that ageing brings new challenges, and ensure that the necessary care is in place to address them.
Safety Concerns – Identify potential hazards within their home environment and minimise risks to prevent accidents or injuries.
Social Engagement – Understand the importance of companionship and social interaction to enhance their overall quality of life.
How Eximius Can Help
At Eximius Support, we are dedicated to providing tailored live-in care services to ensure your loved ones’ unique needs are met. Here’s how we can assist:
Personalised Care – Our highly trained and compassionate live-in carers provide one-on-one support tailored to their specific requirements.
Companionship – We foster meaningful relationships, offering emotional support and engaging in activities that promote social interaction.
Safe and Comfortable Environment – By remaining in the familiar surroundings of their own home, surrounded by cherished memories, your loved ones can maintain a sense of security and happiness.
Enhanced Wellbeing – Our carers ensure your loved ones’ physical, cognitive, and emotional needs are met through assistance with daily living activities, medication management, and stimulating mental engagement.
By noticing changes in your loved one’s health, capabilities, and independence, you can plan for their future well-being. At Eximius, we provide exceptional live-in care, allowing your elderly loved ones to remain in the comfort of their own homes while receiving the assistance and companionship they need. So contact us today, and let us support you in ensuring the continued health and happiness of your loved ones.
On Friday 5th May 2023 to celebrate the King’s Coronation we held a Coronation Cake Sale. We are very pleased to share that we raised £49.39.
This amount will pay for a patient in the Day Therapy Unit or In-Patient Unit at Thames Hospice in Maidenhead to receive a Physiotherapy appointment!