CarePatrol of Seattle

elderly person needing help

As one visits their aging loved ones, one may find signs of medical and mobility issues, questions relating to their physical safety, medical attention and  social and psychological well-being .
There are certain indicators which signify that intervention is necessary:
1.  Mail and bills are accumulating.  Mail can become overwhelming from the timeliness of payments to managing bank accounts.
2.  The house is no longer tidy and clean.  Parents that kept the house neat and clean may not be interested or care about its appearance any longer.
3.  Food is left uneaten or rotting in the refrigerator.  Shopping, cooking, and cleaning become a chore.  Appetites might diminish, resulting in a nutritional diet which can lead to weight loss.
4.  Burnt pots and pans.  This is often an indicator of short-term memory loss.  Not only is it a danger to your loved one but to the…

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