Common concerns I hear include:
- Are my parents safe living on their own?
- Could my mom be getting Alzheimer’s disease?
- How can I find help for my father who lives alone?
- I’m worried my mom might fall at home and get hurt.
- I’m worried that my dad isn’t taking good care of himself.
- Is it time to move to assisted living?
To help people turn their worries into a practical action plan, I’ve created a new resource over at HelpingOlderParents.com, our sister-site. You can download it here:
This guide is modeled on the mental checklists that I use when I first assess an older adult who lives at home.
Specifically, this is a quick version of how I initially check for the most common “don’t miss” health and safety red flags. It includes practical tips, such as who to ask for help, as well as a list of useful online resources.
If you’ve been concerned about an older adult who lives at home or in assisted-living, I hope you’ll take a look!