Do you know anyone struggling to meet the needs of an elderly loved one? If you see one of the following signs of distress, the elderly individual, and his or her family, may benefit from the protection of a Life Care Plan.
1. The primary caregiver feels overwhelmed from trying to meet the elderly person’s needs and suffers from burnout, ill health, frustration, or guilt.
2. Family members are concerned about a parent’s health and are confused about care options, what to do next, or where to get help.
3. The elder is hospitalized and the family has been told that the elder is no longer capable of independent living.
4. The elder is ill or disabled with children who live out of town.
5. The elder was recently diagnosed with cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s, COPD, diabetes, or another chronic, difficult-to-manage condition.
6. The elder has experienced a catastrophic event such as a fall, medication mistake, or accident.
7. The elder has suffered a medical crisis such as a stroke or heart attack.
8. The elder wanders, “forgets” critical information, makes unwise decisions, gets “lost,” or appears malnourished, dehydrated, depressed, weak, or fragile.
9. The elder is unable to provide such essential self-care as maintaining proper personal hygiene, taking prescriptions as directed, eating properly, and moving safely around the home.
10. The elder and family expresses concern about paying for future long-term care.
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