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20 Signs that Your Parent Needs Help at Home

20 Signs Your Parent Needs Help at Home

Aging does not occur overnight. It is a process where incremental changes take place over time. These changes are often so minor and obscure that you won’t immediately notice. We offer some situations that should alert you to a potential problem, one that should be evaluated before something unfortunate happens.

  1. Spoiled food that doesn’t get thrown away
  2. Missing important appointments
  3. Unexplained bruising
  4. Trouble getting up from a seated position
  5. Difficulty with walking, balance and mobility
  6. Uncertainty and confusion when performing once-familiar tasks
  7. Forgetfulness
  8. Unpleasant body odor
  9. Infrequent showering and bathing
  10. Strong smell of urine in the house
  11. Noticeable decline in grooming habits and personal care
  12. Dirty house, extreme clutter and dirty laundry piling up
  13. Stacks of unopened mail or an overflowing mailbox
  14. Late payment notices, bounced checks and calls from bill collectors
  15. Poor diet or weight loss
  16. Loss of interest in hobbies and activities
  17. Changes in mood or extreme mood swings
  18. Forgetting to take medications – or taking more than the prescribed dosage
  19. Diagnosis of dementia or early onset Alzheimer’s
  20. Unexplained dents and scratches on a car

At Elder Protection Center we’re here to help you and the ones you love to navigate the complexities and concerns that often come with aging.

Protect the People You Love is our number one priority. You are not alone. We’d love to hear from you. Elder Protection Center is standing by for you and your loved ones – Today.

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