SIGNS OF NEEDING HELP

You think your loved one needs help, but how do you know where to get the help he/she needs? These signs indicate a need for outside help:

  • Declining health of parent or spouse (weight loss, tired, depressed, etc.)
  • Home maintenance neglect; accumulation of trash or dust; inadequate or spoiled food in the refrigerator
  • Stacks of unpaid bills or mail – cannot understand insurance and medical bills
  • Refuses to go to the doctors or has missed scheduled appointments
  • Frequent ER visits or hospitalizations
  • Suspicion that patient lacks ability for medication compliance
  • Poor hygiene of patient- showers less frequently, wears unwashed clothes, or neglecting their teeth
  • Driving safety- any new visible dents/scrapes on vehicle
  • Excessive spending- purchasing unnecessary items or donating to any charity that requests