Signs that Mom or Dad Needs Help

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Today, people are living longer, and require special care later in life even if we don’t want to admit it. Here are some signs to look for when deciding whether your parents might need more help than you can provide them. The first, and most important sign, is their safety. If mom’s forgetting to turn off the stove, or dad’s struggling on the stairs, it’s time to have them in a place with more supervision. The next sign is their ability to carry out daily activities. Does it seem like they’re not bathing regularly or eating healthy? It might be time to look for alternative living arrangements. And finally, it’s important to monitor their emotional well-being. Do they seem depressed or lonely? Senior living facilities can provide social activities to help boost their spirits. It’s never easy to discuss other living arrangements with your senior loved ones, but the sooner you’re able to recognize the signs and discuss alternatives, the happier everyone will be in the long run. For more information on senior living options, and how to discuss them with your loved ones, contact Alternatives for Seniors today.