What if a loved one was in need of help as they aged? Do you think you would be able to recognize the signs? Here are 5 signs to look for that could mean your elderly relative needs help at home.
Lack of Hygiene and Cleanliness
A sign to look for with seniors who may need help is repeatedly wearing the same clothes. This goes beyond wearing a favorite sweatshirt. The clothes may be stained or worn out from constant wear. It could be that doing laundry or bathing have become increasingly difficult and a physical challenge. If a family member has already fallen in the bath or shower, they could have a fear of it happening again. Paying attention to these habits could help prevent something worse from happening.
Signs of Burned Food, Pots and Pans or Stove Tops
Signs of burned food or burned kitchen items could mean your loved one is forgetting things. They forget something was cooking or forgot to turn off the stove after cooking. These signs of short-term memory loss should not be ignored. The potential of a fire puts the loved one, as well as their surroundings, at greater risk for harm.
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