Red Flags to Watch for When Visiting with Seniors Over the Holidays

Visiting with Seniors Over the Holidays

Unfortunately, age-related decline can happen quickly. In many cases, seniors are great at hiding new and worsening issues. For many families, holiday visits are the only opportunity for them to observe their senior loved ones in person. Therefore, pay close attention to your senior loved one’s physical and mental health, as well as their living situation. When visiting with seniors over the holidays this year, watch for the following warning signs that they may require some extra help at home.

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HomeSpark Care’s Advice On Knowing if Someone Needs Help

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Aging people are people in transition. The loss of family members and friends, a change in living arrangements or finances, retirement, the loss of driving privileges or even the death of a pet are lifestyle transitions that require the entire family’s attention. Ideally, our elders will ask for our help during times like these, but—as family members have learned— this may not happen. In fact, one aging parent might “cover” for the other, or one aging spouse may decline assistance from the other because he or she feels ashamed and powerless. HomeSpark Care has put together a list of factors keep an eye for when determining if your elderly loved one needs help.

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