How do I know when it is time to call an Elder Care Consultant?

by Audrey Miller on June 8, 2009

in Caregiving, Dementia, Elder Care, FAQ, Geriatric Care Management

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The following are signs to look for:

  • Is your loved one refusing assistance or making decisions that could jeopardize their safety or well being?
  • Is your relative losing weight, for no known reason?
  • Have they recently fallen?
  • Is the home unkempt and becoming unsafe?
  • Is meal preparation becoming difficult?
  • Is money management becoming a concern?
  • Are they able to (and do they) maintain a neat appearance?
  • Has drinking become a problem?
  • Is it safe for your parents to drive? If not, who does the driving for them?
  • Has there been a sudden memory loss or increased confusion?
  • Are they having difficulty with managing their medications?
  • Are they looking for housing alternatives?
  • Have they become increasingly frail?
  • Are they having problems finding or keeping appropriate home care workers?

If you answer yes to the above, it is time to talk to an Elder Care Consultant.

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