This holiday season, you may be confronted with some shocking realities of your loved one’s situation. Many of our aging loved ones may be having an increasingly difficult time taking care of their bills, their house maintenance, and even their own personal care.
Visiting your loved one in over the holidays may bring some issues to light.
While it may have been easy for your mom/dad/sibling to hide their declining condition during your regular phone calls, being with him/her in person can often make these issues painfully evident. You may have noticed one of the following during your time together:
- Unopened mail
- Unorganized house or hoarding (if this is a change)
- Overstocked or understocked pantry and refrigerator
- More meals eaten out or delivered
- Unpaid bills
- Change in grooming
- Paranoia or accusations that someone is stealing from him/her
One of the first signs is an inability to stay on top of paying bills and managing incoming mail. Usually an inability to buy and create appropriate, nutritious meals follows. You may also notice that your loved one is bathing less or changing clothes less often.
If this holiday season you noticed that your loved one needs more support, know that there is a whole community of elder care professionals willing and able to help. The Daily Money Managers at Senior Partners are committed to helping families and individuals maintain their well-being and dignity. We can help assess what level your loved one needs assistance and get involved at any of the three levels. Click here to learn more about our services.
Our consultations are always free.
To learn more about how we can help you and your loved one, please give us a call at (678) 278-8410 or schedule an appointment here.