When To Get Help


The snowball effect. This is what you’re trying to avoid, where you or your loved one’s struggle with managing day-to-day living starts small – but accumulates over time.

Our research shows that many times, if families had seen the first warning signs, a crisis may have been prevented by using home care.

Look For The 'Warning Signs'

Use to following list as a starting checklist. If you are seeing any of these signs, a LIFETIME Care at Home advising professional is a call or click away to help evaluate how serious the situation is.

Are you seeing these signs of trouble?

  • Frequent falls
  • Driving accidents
  • Forgetting to arrive for appointments and scheduled events
  • A pattern of forgetting recent events or appointments
  • Negative changes in appearance and personal grooming
  • An unusual amount of clutter or dirt in the house
  • Stale food, rotting food or signs of bugs
  • Physical changes – thinner, poor color, weaker
  • Mentally seems vague or distant
  • Sores that won’t heal
  • Signs that your relative has lost bowel or bladder control
  • Severe behavior changes such as suspicion, anger outbursts, crying
  • Calls from neighbors or friends who are worried about your relative
  • Staying home alone too much – losing touch with friends and family
  • No longer interested in participating in family gatherings

Next Steps

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