Each of our senior loved ones will navigate their golden years differently. Some will be able to stay active while others will require ambulation or mobility assistance in completing their day-to-day activities.
That said, it can be difficult to tell when the right time is since enlisting the help of home health aides or caregivers prematurely can have the effect of their dignity being undermined. On the other hand, hiring their services too late can cause their conditions to worsen.
That is why we at Excelcare Home Health, as your trusted local provider of in-home care in Illinois, are listing down the sure signs it is time to seek ambulation assistance for your senior loved one. These include:
- A fall accident
Falls, even the most minor ones but especially frequent ones, usually point to an underlying physical health issue such as an injury, imbalance, and slowing reflexes.
- A surgery or operation
Even if close monitoring by way of enlisting a caregiver is not part of their post-op care plan, having someone to assist them in completing their activities of daily living as they heal can already make a positive difference in their recovery.
A diagnosis of diabetes and arthritis as well as other conditions that are limiting their ability to move around independently and causing them pain. Ambulation assistance can help them manage the symptoms of this condition.
We offer mobility or ambulation assistance as part of our home health care in Skokie, Illinois. Our physical therapists, occupational therapists, and home health aides can help your senior loved ones to continue living high-quality lives.
We also offer mobility aids, durable medical equipment, and other healthcare supplies for sale and rent for your convenience.