Are you going home for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah or another holiday? Whether you live across town, out of state or out of the country, the holidays can be a joyous and exciting time to gather with friends and family! Most years, everything is perfect until something unexpected happens. Many years, it feels like the Grinch is lurking just around the corner, smirking at all the mischief he is about to make.
Many adult children are busy and live far away from their parents, so they fall into the trap of assuming that everything is going well, that independent living is going smoothly and that the parent is still taking medications properly. However, the holiday visit meant to be a time of celebration can be an eye-opening experience if parents are behaving differently.
If you are visiting home and notice that something seems off, you should always act quickly. Arm yourself with information so that you can identify differences between the normal aging process and the onset of dementia (Know the 3 Major Signs of Dementia). Know your options when it comes to choosing trustworthy in-home care or temporary respite care until a long-term solution can be identified.
If you determine that it is no longer safe for your loved one to live alone when you return home this winter, call Senior Care Lifestyles immediately. We can guide you through all of your options and costs, and can quickly assess the situation. You are not alone, but preparation and research will go a long way towards preparing you for the worst.
This month’s newsletter is designed to prepare you for seeing your loved ones again over the holidays. Be proactive and prepare in case a crisis occurs, because the unexpected will eventually happen.
Let’s go!! Below lists the mandatory information you will need to act quickly!
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If you have an immediate need, click here to complete a Needs Assessment Form or give us a call at 410-977-3718 and we can navigate you through all options!