Wednesday, August 10th, 2011
By Attorney Amy Baron
Massachusetts Elder Law Attorney
This guide looks at the top indicators one should be “on the look out for” in considering whether your loved one can continue to live alone. The following list will help you to identify if your parent could benefit from home care services, placement in an assisted living facility or a nursing home.
1. Disorientation or confusion:
About who they are, who other family or friends are, where they are and what day, time or year it is.
About doctors appointments, taking their medications, eating meals, paying bills, names, addresses, phone numbers, etc..
3. Increase in car accidents:
This can indicate deterioration in vision, slowed reflexes, general physical weakness, mental confusion or forgetfulness of the rules of the road.