When to Intervene

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When to Intervene

If you suspect an elderly person needs help, do not ignore the warning signs.

Look for signs of memory loss.
Is the speech slurred?
Does the person start a sentence, only to pause and stop mid sentence, as if confused, or unable to communicate for a moment.
Is the person eating properly?
What about grooming?
Housekeeping?
Is the laundry caught up?
Has the elderly person fallen recently?

Warning signs are everywhere. Keep your eyes open, and look for them!

   

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