As we know, the New Year is a great time to start thinking about our health resolutions. Whether it is a new diet, a revamped fitness plan, or better sleeping habits, this time of year allows us to start fresh.
Since many of us visited aging family members over the holiday season, this is also a great time to think about changes we may have noticed in their physical, mental, and emotional health. Conducting a health assessment for a senior loved one may help to determine whether they need additional support moving forward. Ultimately, this may avert serious issues down the line.
Here are some signs to think about when assessing a senior family member’s well-being:
Has your family member’s mood changed? Do you see any increases in irritability, anger, sadness or suspicion?
Ability to Manage
Do you notice any difference in their ability to manage daily life activities, such as medical care, bill payment or other routine activities?
Have there been conflicts with a spouse, family member or friends and/or loss of a loved one?
Is there any notable difference in the individual’s appearance? (i.e. dirty or unchanged clothing, unkempt nails and hair)
Do you notice any physical differences, such as weight, loss, bruises or body odor?
Does the individual have difficulty reasoning, communicating or focusing? Do they seem forgetful?
If you noticed any of these changes, you may benefit from an assessment and customized care plan by a SeniorBridge Care Manager. To request a free consultation, click here or call 1-855-627-3684.