Having Warning Signs?
In working with clients from every walk of life, I have found a pattern with a very important question, regarding warning signs for elderly care.
Many Baby Boomers are starting to face role-reversal as they begin to care for an elderly parent. There are very difficult challenges and decisions to make when caring for an elderly parent, elderly spouse, or a close friend.
Caregiving can also begin as a result of a series of unsettling mishaps and warning signs that indicate a need for long term senior care.
One very important question that comes from concerned loved ones is:
What are some Warning Signs that my parents may need help with their Elder Care?
ANSWER: Below are some warning signs that your loved one may need help with their Elder Care:
- Erratic or inappropriate behavior changes
- Deteriorating hygiene or appearance
- Increasing confusion or disorientation
- Depression with tearfulness, loss of appetite
- Signs of insufficient nutrition, dehydration, or weight loss
- Inability to manage money
- Friends or neighbors express concern
- Inability to manage medications
- Unclean or unsafe living environment
- Falling, lack of mobility, wandering, or significant vision or hearing difficulties
- Wears same clothing more than two days in a row
- Difficulty getting out of bed and preparing for the day
- Noted changes in short term memory loss
It’s important to have a Power of Attorney in Place for your aging parents BEFORE there are indications of long term senior care needs.
Call us to discuss plans that reflect your specific wishes and priorities.