It is very difficult for grown children to see their parents as someone who now needs help. The parents were always the ones they ran to when they needed comfort or needed help. Now an aging parent may depend on you for help. Some parents may benefit from assisted living Florida area has to offer. These are some things that will help you determine if your parent really needs this form of help.
One of the signs to look for is the way their house is when you go to visit. Is their house clean, or does it seem to be messy lately. Of course if you walk in one time and their house does not seem to be its best in appearance, it may be that you simply caught them at a wrong time. Do not go running to find a facility just yet. This is only a problem when this is consistent.
You should also pay attention to the meals they eat. Take a look into their refrigerator and see if there is a lot of dinner plates there left uneaten. Some elderly people may tell their loved ones that they are eating, when in fact they forget to eat, or are losing their appetite. The best way to know this is to pay close attention to this.
If your loved one has bruises or any type of injuries it can also be a sign. One bruise or one injury is not something to get so concerned bout. This may simply be an accident as many people often tend to have. However constant injuries could mean that they are falling down. This is dangerous if your loved one lives alone, as their next fall could cause a serious injury.