5 Signs Your Aging Father May Need Home Care for Veterans

Veterans Senior Care

There are plenty of signs that a person may require some type of assistance at home. Your elderly father, who is a veteran, may require home care, but how would you know?

Below are five signs that your elderly father might need some type of extra care at home, whether he has been recently hospitalized or not.

1. He has recently suffered a major medical emergency.

If your father has suffered a heart attack, stroke, had a major surgery, suffered an accidental fall that resulted in serious injuries requiring hospitalization, or spent any time in the hospital, he is going to go through a specific recovery period. If that’s the case, then he will certainly need some type of home care.

2. His memory is fading.

If your father is having trouble keeping track of appointments, prescription medications and when it’s time to take them, and more, he may require some assistance to keep things in order. If he’s having trouble keeping track of those things, there may be other aspects of his basic care he is neglecting, including hygiene, laundry, and more.

3. He is having difficulty making healthy dinners.

Whether or not your father has cooked for himself or relied on your mother or another partner, if he’s having difficulty making meals from scratch and is instead relying on processed foods that are microwavable, it’s a good idea to consider professional home care because the caregiver could prepare healthy meals for him on a regular basis.

4. He has difficulty getting out of bed.

If your father is struggling to get out of bed in the morning or even get back into bed at night, he may be relying on you, other family members, friends, neighbors, or other people to assist him with those things. He might also be a proud individual who is simply trying to do it without assistance.

If he’s having any type of trouble getting in or out of bed, getting dressed, or even bathing, it’s time to consider home care.

5. He has expressed concerns about his safety at home.

Your father may very well be adamant regarding staying home for the rest of his life. Increasing numbers of elderly individuals prefer to “agent place,” which essentially refers to staying in the comfort of their home for the rest of their life, but if he is concerned about his own safety, it’s time to discuss the prospect of professional home care, whether he is a veteran or not.

For more information and to learn about veterans senior care, contact Veteran’s Home Care at (888) 314-6075.

Bonnie Laiderman, CEO

Bonnie Laiderman, founder and president of Veterans Home Care®, has helped more than 16,000 veterans and their spouses receive in-home care through the unique VetAssist® Program. Started in 2003 as a one-woman operation, Bonnie has overseen the growth of the company to become one of the largest women-owned companies in the St. Louis Metro Region. Veterans Home Care has also earned the Better Business Bureau's Torch Award for Ethics and Inc. 5000 award of fastest growing companies six times. Now with offices coast-to-coast, Veterans Home Care serves our veterans in 44 states throughout the country.