THE HOLIDAY REALITY CHECK
An unkempt home
A change in eating habits
Unexplained weight loss
Changes in hygiene or grooming
Decreased mobility or trouble walking
General personality changes, such as confusion or agitation
These signs may indicate a need for some extra assistance in the home. Take some time to openly discuss your concerns with your loved one while everyone is together this holiday season. Having friends and family around for support during this time can make the conversation easier, and having the conversation in person as opposed to over the phone will allow your loved one to hear your concerns and more easily express his or her preferences for current or future care decisions. If you have questions about how start in-home care for your loved one or are interested in what services might be available for your family member, contact usonline or call us at (208) 777-0308 in the Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls or Hayden areas; (208) 263-7889 in the Sandpoint, Bonners Ferry or Priest River areas; or (208) 784-1505 in the Kellogg, Wallace or Pinehurst areas.