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How to Support Your Aging Neighbor

Recently, we have had the opportunity to educate neighbors at local HOAs and 55+ Mobile Parks on senior care and resources. We take responsibility for helping families and their loved ones find care, and it starts with knowing the kind of care that is needed. We love the concept beyond senior mobile parks and what […]
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Grandparents at Holidays

Recently, we have had the opportunity to educate neighbors at local HOAs and 55+ Mobile Parks on senior care and resources. We take responsibility for helping families and their loved ones find care, and it starts with knowing the kind of care that is needed. We love the concept beyond senior mobile parks and what they can offer to their tenants. We also support aging independently for as LONG as possible, but what if you think your neighbor needs a little extra care? 

Below we have listed 5 signs to look for when you are worried about your elderly neighbor.

 

1- How does the outside space look? 

Is your neighbor able to keep up their outdoor space/yard? Or has it become increasingly unkempt? The shape of the outdoor space often mimics the shape of the indoor space, although outdoor space can be harder to maintain. If you see the space deteriorating, it may be time to check-in.

2- Has the trash been taken out?

If you notice that the trash has yet to be maintained, this is a sign that your neighbor could use an extra hand.

3- When was the last time you saw your neighbor bring in groceries?

Has your neighbor’s car moved? Have you seen them bring in food to the house recently? If you can’t remember the last time you saw your neighbor bringing in groceries, it may be time to check-in.

4- Are lights left on all day or not on at all into the night?

If you notice that your neighbor has not switched off or on the lights when it is appropriate, this can be a sign it is time to check in immediately.

5- Have you seen your neighbor wandering or walking around confused?

Wandering and seeming confused are both signs of memory decline and could also be a sign of stroke. If you notice your neighbor wandering confused, it is best to call 911. 

 

It is a good idea to exchange emergency contacts with your neighbor. In addition to local contacts, it is also good to have information or who to call if a bigger issue arises. If you have concerns but aren’t sure who to contact, give us a call. We can help to connect you with local resources. 

 



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