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Chattanooga In Home Care News | 5 Star Home Care

It can be tricky assessing whether our aging parents truly need help or if observed behavioral changes are simply part of a temporary circumstance. Delicate care should be taken to objectively analyze a situation before saying something that may cause a loved one to react defensively. 

Kenny Higdon of 5 Star Home Care said grown children can look for red flags when visiting with their parents. These include obvious weight loss or gain, prescriptions barely touched, damage to the car, increased frailty, strange body odor, unopened mail, letters from creditors, piles of clutter, cobwebs, perishables past their expiration dates, or signs of being preoccupied while driving. Dead or dying plants and animals that seem underfed or poorly groomed are also indicators that an aging loved one is not managing very well. 

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