Any of the following behaviors may indicate the need to take action—starting with notifying the older adult’s physician:
• Changed eating habits, loss of appetite
• Neglected personal hygiene; dirty clothes, nails, hair or body
• Inappropriate behaviors, such as being unusually loud, quiet, paranoid or agitated
• Decreased or stopped participation in activities that were once important
• Mishandled finances or unusual purchases.
The Eldercare Locator is a free national service that connects older adults and their caregivers with local aging resources like transportation, meal programs, in-home support services and more.
To get connected, contact the Eldercare Locator at 800-677-1116 or visit www.eldercare.gov.
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