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When Does Mom or Dad Need Assisted Living?

When Does Mom or Dad Need Assisted Living?

Aging. It’s difficult to see—especially in those you love. What are the signs of normal aging . . . of Alzheimer’s and other dementia?  Can your parents or loved ones care for themselves without help? What kind of help is best? Where can you go to get it? How can you tell if your loved ones need help (even when they insist they don’t)? And even more importantly, how can you talk to them about it?

Here are some indicators to watch for: 

Weight loss
Are your loved ones eating? Missing meals can be a sign of depression or dementia.  The most common reason, however, is that shopping for and preparing meals might just be too much for them to handle. 

Poor hygiene
Does your loved one look disheveled? Is he or she wearing dirty clothes, skipping baths? Sometimes fear of falling in the tub or shower can cause them to neglect their personal hygiene.

Decline in home appearance
What about their home? Are there piles of clutter? Dirty dishes, lots of laundry, un emptied trash, or spoiled food everywhere? If your former “neat-nik” loved one is now living in clutter this is cause for concern.

Is your loved one often confused?  Over drawing bank accounts, missing bill payments? Do you often need to “redirect” them? This kind of cognitive decline can be: 

  • Problems with medication management
  • Mood swings

If you find yourself needing help with an aging loved one, Ebenezer can help provide you with the support and resources you need. Including but not limited to:

  • Care management and coordination
  • Care Partner Support Groups
  • FREE Care Assessments for a Senior Housing Community
  • Fairview Home care
  • Caregiver Assurance 
  • Adult day programs
  • Overall support and guidance navigating senior care options and resources

Want to get the conversation started? 

Contact us today and get a FREE copy of Ebenezer’s Navigating Senior Care Options and Resources as well as a checklist of What to Look for When Checking on Loved Ones.

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