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20 Warning Signs that Intervention is Necessary

Judie Rappaport
June 26, 2017

Aging usually includes emotional & physical changes that do not significantly interfere with our lives. However, if your client exhibits several of these warning signs simultaneously, it’s time for an assessment to help identify the problem and help keep your client safe.

 

Financial Warning Signs

  • Unopened mail
  • Unpaid bills
  • Lapsing insurance
  • Collection agency calls
  • Uncharacteristic withdrawals
  • Increase in number of checks written
  • Increased reluctance to spend money

 

Physical Warning Signs

  • Increased difficulty with hearing/vision
  • Speech difficulties: slow/fast/hesitation
  • Falls, pain
  • Self-imposed isolation 
  • Complaints about sleep or health
  • Weight, Gait, or appetitie changes
  • Incontinence, personal hygeine changes

 

Mental Warning Signs 

  • Memory loss/confusion
  • Anxiety/unreasonable fears
  • Difficulty concentrating 
  • Paranoia, suicidal ideation 
  • Mood changes
  • Hallucinations/delusions

 

For more information or complementary consultation to help your client remain safe at home, call Judie Rappaport:

 

Judie Rappaport, President & Founder
Preferred Lifestyle Services

Trust Yourself. You Have the Knowledge, Insight,
and Power to make the right decisions for you and your parent. ©

 
 

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