Signs of Financial Struggles

by Lois Etienne on September 17, 2012

in Finances,Lifestyle,Senior Health and Safety

Following, from the Home Instead Senior Care network and the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, are ways that a downturn in the economy could impact seniors. If you’re an older adult experiencing difficulties because of the economy, contact your local Area Agency on Aging.

  1. Is your senior’s home too warm in the summer and too cold in the winter?
  2. Is the lawn not getting mowed nor is the sidewalk getting cleaned in inclement weather?
  3. Is your loved one complaining about not being able to afford medications?
  4. Are home repairs not getting made?
  5. Is there a shortage of food in the house?
  6. Is your senior skipping doctor’s appointments?
  7. Is your older adult staying home more and becoming isolated?
  8. Is your senior cutting out entertainment?
  9. Does your loved one eat out less?
  10. Did your senior cancel a vacation?

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