Signs that care is needed

For some, the idea of moving into a nursing home may seem a little daunting, but for many it can greatly improve the quality of their day-to-day lives.

Knowing when it’s time.

Sometimes the need for care will appear suddenly, following a fall, a stroke or illness that impacts the lives of your loved one. Other times it is a more gradual progression and in these circumstances the sooner you begin the conversation the better.

Knowing when it’s time can be difficult, however, if your loved one struggles or needs assistance with the following it may be time care options are explored.

  • Bathing
  • Cooking
  • Cleaning
  • Getting out of bed
  • Getting to the rest room
  • Medication assistance
  • Keeping appointments

Selecting the right assistance.

Selecting the right nursing home or assisted residential living facility is crucial in ensuring the best quality of care for your loved one. It’s important that both you and your loved one feel comfortable with the accommodation, level of care and facility staff. We encourage all curious family members to visit as many homes as possible until they find the right combination of care, amenities and staff to support their loved ones – and most find it right here at Edenfield.

Memory Loss & Dementia.

Early signs of Dementia can vary from person to person. Usually these signs are noticed when there is a struggle in recalling recent events. Other early symptoms may also include:

  • Loss of ability to perform day-to-day tasks
  • Confusion
  • Withdrawal
  • Mood changes

Obtaining a correct diagnosis is crucial in determining if a level of professional care is required. While the above signs may seem cause for concern, they are not always signs of the condition. We recommend consulting your GP for professional advice. For more information on the signs of dementia visit Alzheimer’s Australia.

What if I only need care for a short time?

Edenfield Family Care we can provide accommodation solutions for both permanent residents and short-term residents.