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This presentation is one of many available on senior topics to help families better understand the aging process and find resources to help their loved one remain safe and healthy in their home. To ...

This presentation is one of many available on senior topics to help families better understand the aging process and find resources to help their loved one remain safe and healthy in their home. To sign up for a workshop please contact our office. Note: Videos and manuals affiliated with this presentation are only available when attending the workshop.
For more information go to www.homeinstead.com/650.

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  • RECOGNIZING THE SIGNS OF AGING AND NEED FOR CARE WORKSHOP FOR FAMILY CAREGIVERS Home Instead Senior Care® Serving Clallam & Jefferson Counties© Home Instead, Inc. 2010. This information is proprietary and confidential to Home Instead, Inc. Unauthorized use is prohibited.
  • OBJECTIVES FOR TODAY During today’s workshop, you will: – See how to recognize the signs of aging and need for care, including: • Physical symptoms and emotional changes, • Loss of attention signals, and • Environmental clues – Learn ways to ensure that your loved one has the assistance he or she needs to live safely and comfortably© Home Instead, Inc. 2010. This information is proprietary and confidential to Home Instead, Inc. Unauthorized use is prohibited.
  • INTRODUCTION© Home Instead, Inc. 2010. This information is proprietary and confidential to Home Instead, Inc. Unauthorized use is prohibited.
  • PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS ANDEMOTIONAL CHANGES© Home Instead, Inc. 2010. This information is proprietary and confidential to Home Instead, Inc. Unauthorized use is prohibited.
  • PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS ANDEMOTIONAL CHANGES Look for the following signs: • Persistent fatigue and loss of energy • Loss of interest in socializing or hobbies • Major changes in mood or outlook • Difficulty getting up or standing • Weight loss or loss of appetite© Home Instead, Inc. 2010. This information is proprietary and confidential to Home Instead, Inc. Unauthorized use is prohibited.
  • LOSS OF ATTENTION SIGNALSAND ENVIRONMENTAL CLUES© Home Instead, Inc. 2010. This information is proprietary and confidential to Home Instead, Inc. Unauthorized use is prohibited.
  • LOSS OF ATTENTION SIGNALSAND ENVIRONMENTAL CLUES Behaviors that signal a lack or loss of attention: • Personal hygiene is being neglected • Diminished driving skills • Difficulty concentrating or memory loss • Signs of poor judgment© Home Instead, Inc. 2010. This information is proprietary and confidential to Home Instead, Inc. Unauthorized use is prohibited.
  • LOSS OF ATTENTION SIGNALSAND ENVIRONMENTAL CLUES Environmental clues: • Poor housekeeping and lack of home maintenance • Refrigerator and drawers are empty or contain spoiled food • Dishes piling up, dirty furniture and countertops • Dusty fans and ceilings • Stains on floors and stairways, tripping hazards© Home Instead, Inc. 2010. This information is proprietary and confidential to Home Instead, Inc. Unauthorized use is prohibited.
  • TAKING ACTION ANDWHERE TO SEEK HELP© Home Instead, Inc. 2010. This information is proprietary and confidential to Home Instead, Inc. Unauthorized use is prohibited.
  • TAKING ACTION AND WHERE TOSEEK HELP Follow these steps: 1. Share your concerns 2. Encourage a medical check up 3. Address any safety issues 4. Consider home care services© Home Instead, Inc. 2010. This information is proprietary and confidential to Home Instead, Inc. Unauthorized use is prohibited.
  • TAKING ACTION AND WHERE TOSEEK HELPOlympic Area Agency on Aginghttp://www.o3a.org/Jefferson County915 Sheridan Street, Suite 202Port Townsend 98368Toll-free: 800-801-0050Local: 360-385-2552Clallam County411 W. WashingtonSequim 98382Toll-free: 800-801-0070Local: 360-452-3221© Home Instead, Inc. 2010. This information is proprietary and confidential to Home Instead, Inc. Unauthorized use is prohibited.
  • TO US, IT’S PERSONAL ® TAKE ACTION • What is my personal deadline for assessing the signs of aging? • What resources do I need to search, talk to, or meet with before sharing my concerns with my loved one? • What safety concerns do I need to address right away?© Home Instead, Inc. 2010. This information is proprietary and confidential to Home Instead, Inc. Unauthorized use is prohibited.
  • Thank You! For additional information about this presentation or Home Instead Senior Care of the North Olympic Peninsula please contact your local office. Port Ludlow – (360) 437-9884 Port Townsend – (360) 385-6357 Sequim – (360) 681-2511 www.homeinstead.com/650© Home Instead, Inc. 2010. This information is proprietary and confidential to Home Instead, Inc. Unauthorized use is prohibited.