Signs That You Might Need Long-Term Care

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?

Cognitive Ability

• 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?

Caregiver Burnout

• 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?

Household Management

• 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.

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