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Holiday Checklist: Does Your Loved One Need a Caregiver?

Aging • Safety Signs Your Loved One Might Need Help at Home

Here’s what to look for during the holidays

These subtle signs are often the first indications of age-related decline. As you visit during the holidays, take note of any unusual changes, including:

  • Weight loss
  • Changes in balance, mobility, mood or memory
  • Untidiness: piles of dirty dishes, laundry, etc.
  • Expired food in the refrigerator or cabinets
  • Unpaid bills, stacks of unopened mail
  • Unused or expired prescription medications

If you notice any alarming behaviors during your holiday visit, call HouseWorks. We can provide a free assessment to see if your loved one would benefit from an extra set of hands and companionship that comes with in-home care.