Warning Signs that Care is Needed

Sometimes the fear of losing independence can make a frail senior try to hide signs that help is needed. Families can also be in denial that their loved ones require more assistance. If you would like to explore whether or not it is time for home care, contact Heaven at Home in Northern Texas for an in-home assessment.

Web Resources:
Click the links below to access resource websites to learn more about the warning signs that care is needed.

Recognizing Health Warning Signs in the Elderly
These tips can help monitor some key health areas that are often missed when working with the elderly.

10 Signs of Alzheimer’s
The 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s, along with the differences between Alzheimer’s and typical age-related changes, are outlined here, courtesy of Alzheimer’s Association.

Compulsive Hoarding
National Public Radio’s “Fresh Air” interviewed Randy Frost and Gail Steketee, the writers of “Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things”. This link allows you to listen to the informative interview.

How to Reduce Junk Mail
41Pounds is a non-profit organization that helps reduce junk mail by contacting several direct mail companies on the consumer’s behalf. Especially useful for cutting down on sweepstakes entry forms or mail scams. Note there is a small charge for this service- $41 for 5 years of coverage, plus they donate $15 to a non-profit selected by the person signing up.

National Do Not Call Registry
Anyone who wishes to reduce unwanted telemarketing calls can register their phone number with this Web site.

Fraud Center Resources
The National Consumer League’s Fraud Center provides information on fraud targeted directly to the elderly.

Top Elderly Frauds of 2010
Learn about the top 10 senior scams of 2010 in this report provided by the National Consumers League.