Sometimes there is a clear incident that denotes when the right time is to move someone elderly into a care home. A fall or a dangerous accident can signify underlying problems and it is obvious that this is the time to get the person more care and support.
But this is not always the case. For many people, they may notice a gradual decline in a relative’s health. Some signs that this is happening can be varying and quite subtle at first, but it is definitely worth keeping an eye on if you notice anything.
One sign that the person may be forgetting things is food – if they are missing meals or have large stocks of food that never seem to be eaten, this could mean that they are forgetting to eat. Medication is another clue – most medication must be taken regularly and if it is being missed this could also signify a larger underlying problem such as dementia.
You may also notice other unusual things, such as phone calls or conversations that don’t seem to make sense, and objects being left in strange places around the house, for example items that belong in the fridge being left in a wardrobe.
There are many care homes that specialise in caring for elderly people who suffer with dementia such as this care home Taunton based Notaro homes. When somebody starts to show signs of this illness it is important that they see a doctor, as they can cause themselves harm if it is left unchecked.