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How do I assess my aging parent's health and safety?

It is difficult, at times, even uncomfortable to bring up the conversation about safety and health concerns with an aging parent. Its important to be mindful of patterns of change. Notice when he is having more problem days because of health issues. Notice when and if he becomes more forgetful of common things or begins to place items in strange places; for example, car keys in the refrigerator. Take time to really look at your aging parent regularly. Take note of any weigh loss or gain, any signs of depression, any marked fatigue or acute changes in appetite and sleep patterns. These are important warnings that signal your parent's needs.

Areas that should be carefully looked at include:

• Medication Management
• Personal Hygiene
• Home Safety
• Meal Preparation
• Transportation
• Home Maintenance and repair

If you have questions or concerns about someone you love's health and safety call and speak to one of our care professionals at (315) 474-1561.

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