Warning Signs That an Aging Loved One Needs Help at Home

Warning Signs That an Aging Loved One Needs Help at Home

Are you visiting with family over the holidays? Aging Care shared a great article detailing the warning signs to watch for that signal your loved one may need extra help and support. Admitting the need for help and accepting assistance is not easy for people as they age. The responsibility often falls on family members to recognize the signs that an aging loved one might need support with completing activities of daily livingso it’s important to start regularly monitoring their physical and mental abilities. 

 Warning Signs that an Aging Loved One Needs Help at Home 

  1. Difficulty Performing Routine Activities of Daily Living 
  2. Changes in Physical Function or Appearance That Indicate a Need for Assistance 
  3. Changes in Behavior or Mental Status 
  4. Physical Clues That Your Parents Are Neglecting Household Responsibilities 
  5. Warning Signs That Your Parent Might Be Developing Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease or Some Other Cognitive Impairment

If you believe your aging loved ones are experiencing one or more of the above indicators, ideally the next step is to talk with them about their care needs in such a way that they are able to participate in identifying the problem and coming up with solutions.  

To see the full article, visit Aging Care’s webpage here.