Companions and Homemakers: Signs that Elderly Family Members Need Extra Care

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – As most people are reconnecting with their loved ones over the holiday season, some people are noticing slight changes in their elderly family members’ behaviors. Companions and Homemakers Director of Communication Jonathan Hunt shares signs that it could be time to take the next step in their care.

Warning Signs that an Elderly Family Member might need an extra set of hands

  • Regular household upkeep not being done
  • Expired food in the fridge/cabinets
  • Medications being mixed up/not being taken
  • Concerns regarding driving
  • Observed episodes of forgetfulness
  • Home in disarray from pet due to their not being taken out in a timely manner
  • Change in hygiene and/or getting to regular appointments
  • Regarding the latter, not getting out as much socially due to embarrassment in appearance, etc.

 

Companions & Homemakers is a privately owned agency, not a franchise, and covers all of CT with 11 offices throughout the state. Call 1-800-348-4663, or visithttp://www.companionsandhomemakers.com for more information.

 

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