Member Blog Feature: Charism Services
The Holidays are approaching and many of you will be gathered with family. You will see the deterioration in your senior loved ones and may be surprised at the change. Now is the time to plan for the unexpected. Here are some things to look for.
- Self neglect - Poor hygiene, body odor, disheveled appearance, weight loss
- Mental status change - Does not remember family member names, gets lost getting to function, asks same questions repeatedly, tells same stories repeatedly, aggressive or irritable behavior
- Safety issues - Medication bottles unorganized, multiple bottles of same medication. bruising, notes has had falls, forgets to use walker or cane
- Physical status change -Incontinent of urine or stool, ambulation unsteady, unable to rise from sitting position safely, hanging on to walls as walks.
Change is the critical thing to observe for. Do not allow the fear and pain to disable you. Procrastination and denial will not resolve the problems and only increases the stress and leads to crisis after crisis.
Charism is your one stop shop to help with providing safety for the seniors in your family.
We want you to be family again. Turn the care giving and worry over to us. We deal with these challenges every day.
Visit their website: http://www.charism.net/
Posted on Nov, 16
by Brittany Street filed under