The holiday season means getting together with family and loved ones that we maybe haven't seen in a while. It also means that we may be noticing some things that could be concerning about a senior loved one.
It’s always good to check in on your senior loved ones, but it can be easy to miss some of the signs that are red flags when it comes to recognizing whether your loved one needs additional care.
Here at Melody living, we’re experts in senior care and strive to provide the most expert support for you and your loved ones, regardless of if they call Melody Living home.
For anyone planning to visit a senior in their life this holiday season, we’ve gathered some topics that families we’ve helped in the past have noticed prompted them to reach out to us for some help.
Things to look out for:
An unkempt house that was always pristine.
A stack of unpaid bills piling up on the kitchen counter.
Blankets, and a pillow, next to the recliner in the living room – is mom not sleeping upstairs in her bed?
Dad’s grooming supplies were in the downstairs bathroom now.
There was barely any food in the refrigerator, but the freezer was stocked with unhealthy frozen meals.
Mom’s hygiene was concerning.
The back door was unlocked
These are just a few of the things that brought cause for concern for these families. This doesn’t mean with 100% certainty that their loved one needs placement in a community, but it was enough that they decided to seek out the guidance of experts.
Here at Melody Living, we are experts in senior living and we are here to provide help, and guidance, to anyone who might need it or be interested in exploring a retirement community.
No commitments are necessary! We’re here to help you figure out the best next step for YOUR loved one.