Here are Some Signs that Someone Might Need Care
• Are you or your loved one isolated from social contact?
• Are your or a loved one’s sleeping habits, eating habits or activity levels changing?
• Daily Activities/Eating Habits
• Are you or your loved one having a difficult time walking, dressing or eating?
• Has there been an increased susceptibility to falling and bruising?
• Is your or your loved one’s mental reasoning ability at a level where personal safety and the safety of others is at risk?
Increasing Medical Needs
• Do you or a loved one need medical care that is hard to provide on your own?
• Do medications need to be increased?
• Do you or your loved one need help taking medications?
• Do you or your loved one use medical equipment like an oxygen tank or need daily or weekly treatments like dialysis?
• Is rehabilitative care needed, such as after a surgery or injury?
• Is a family caregiver exhausted due to the amount of care you or your loved one needs?
• Medication Errors/Missed Doctor’s Appointments
• Are your or your loved one’s medications being mixed one, or not taken at all?
• Are doctor’s appointments being missed?
• Can you or your loved one still manage to run a household, such as keeping a checkbook or paying bills?
• Is there a dramatic change in how the house is kept?
• If you’ve answered yes to many of these questions, it’s probably time to talk about getting assistance.