7 Signs Your Aging Loved One May Need Some Extra Help | Video

December 23, 2014

"Mom is starting to slip." "Dad just seems a little off lately." "There's something a little different about grandma, but I can't put my finger on it."

If you have an aging loved one, you might know these phrases all too well. The problem with those phrases, though, is that they aren't very specific. In this video, we briefly talk about a few of the signs that your aging loved one may need some extra help at home, or that it might be a good idea to start looking into a senior care community.

It’s important to remember that with these signs, you're looking for extreme changes or patterns - slight alterations in behavior are expected as we age. It's also important for you to not panic if you identify one of these signs in your aging loved one.

For example, if your 85-year-old loved one accidentally calls you your sister's name from time to time, that doesn't necessarily mean you need to immediately sound the alarm. But if that confusion is paired with a few falls and hefty unexplained bank withdrawals in a short period of time, it might be time to make a phone call or two.

In general, the signs we talk about in the video are: Grooming and Cleanliness, Financial Irresponsibility, Mobility Concerns, Considerable Weight Loss, Forgetfulness, Mood Swings, and Decreased Motor Vehicle Skills.

If you have any questions about the signs described in this video, or if you have questions about senior care in general, contact a Concordia admissions representative at any of our Locations or Home & Community Services offices. You can also e-mail us through the Contact form on our website 24 hours a day. And as usual, feel free to leave a comment below!

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