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December 10, 2019

What to Do When A Holiday Visit Reveals the Need for Home Care?

By By Dr. Pedro J. González Soto

Our goal is to provide premium home health care services to older adults while ensuring safety, independence, health and happiness. It does not matter if your loved one requires our services around the clock or on an hourly basis. Our professional team ensures that the best facilities are at your disposal.

Our motivation for providing home care is rooted in our relationship with our father. He’s a cancer survivor and has suffered various health complications, including strokes and dementia. Home Care Assistance is more than just a business. It’s a family that enables us to cultivate cherished bonds with thousands of households. As a family-run business, we value care, compassion, kindness and dignity. It’s what differentiates us from the rest. 

The holidays are a special time for the whole family to be together. It can be challenging when you discover that mom, dad or an aging family member isn’t entirely as independent as you believed they were. We understand it can be overwhelming and challenging to realize a loved one needs help. The good news is that home services like ours can be brought in quickly to support your senior loved one. We have been through this struggle first hand and are dedicated to your loved one the moment you call us.

As an adult child, you probably haven’t lived with your parents for many years. However, you do know their lifestyle and habits, and you will quickly recognize the signs that they need support at home.  Some common signs are:

  •   Personal grooming habits are declining
  •   House smells unclean 
  •   Extreme change in weight and lack of nutritious food
  •   Confusion or loneliness
  •   Changes in habits and daily routines
  •   Lack of interest in activities and holiday traditions
  •   Expired medications
  •   Unexplained bruising

Unfortunately, many seniors avoid asking for help for fear of losing their independence. When you try to open a conversation about the need for home care, your loved one may deny all evidence to the contrary. We can help you navigate that conversation. We are experienced in assessing the level of home support that is needed, and we can discuss it in a way that reassures your loved one. Our highly experienced and skilled caretakers and client care managers are trained to provide you with precisely what you need  while ensuring that ultimate peace of mind for the ones about whom you genuinely care.

Going home for the holidays is supposed to be a happy occasion, not one filled with guilt for suggesting that your parents need help at home. Home Care Assistance understands the gradations of aging, and we can deliver care that begins during the holidays and extends for months and years to come.

Contact us today to schedule a free consultation to learn more about our home care services. 

To learn more, call 813-488-5804 or visit our website: HomeCareAssistanceTampa.com.


Doctor Pedro J. González Soto is a patient-focused and detail-oriented medical professional with almost 10 years of experience in the healthcare industry. He serves elderly and disabled adults along with his sister, Edna González Soto, Esq. 

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