How Can I Tell If Mom & Dad Need Extra Help?

How Can I Tell If Mom & Dad Need Extra Help?

Whether it be virtual or from an appropriate distance, the Holidays are a great time to visit with our aging parents. During these visits, you might notice that Mom and Dad aren’t getting any younger and there are little things that are concerning.

Here are some things to look for:

  • The house and yard are cluttered/dirty/disorganized: this can show many reasons why it might be time for some extra help, but the #1 reason is safety. Clutter can lead to things like falls or accidents!
  • The refrigerator resembles a science project: Some seniors tend to keep things in the refrigerator much too long- is there mold, mildew, and unrecognizable things? Ask what their plans are with these items. The answer can tell you a lot.
  • Unexplained scratches/dents on the car and garage: It might not be time to talk about giving up driving, but it might be time to talk about better glasses, hearing aids, or just driving less.

Danbury Senior Living has been helping families solve these issues with successful and affordable senior living options. Call today to learn how we can help you!

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