Dating services for the elderly
If there are questions about the adult’s mental capacity, then a mental health evaluation will be pursued to determine if court-ordered interventions should be provided.En español | Nine out of 10 people say they would want to stay at home if they had a serious health problem.Stop by — preferably at unexpected times — to check in on any professionals or volunteers going to the home.You'll find more great tips in AARP's care guide, "Help Caring for a Loved One at Home." My book, AARP's Juggling Life, Work and Caregiving , includes a chapter on the subject.If an adult appears to be capable of understanding the risks and chooses to stay in an abusive or neglectful situation, this can be a difficult decision for others to understand.APS will offer services and try to convince the adult to accept help.I learned quickly when my parents needed 24-hour care and moved in with me.We didn't have the budget to build an addition or completely remodel bathrooms, but with some research and advice from a certified aging-in-place specialist, I found ways to make the home safe and navigable. You can start with a home assessment by an occupational therapist, physical therapist, geriatric care manager (aging life care specialist), certified aging-in-place specialist or qualified professional via the area agency on aging or Department of Veterans Affairs.
Call your local Department of Social Services Adult Protective Services, which will investigate reports of adult and elder abuse. If an adult is in danger and needs immediate assistance, you should contact local law enforcement or 911. APS will visit the adult's home within three working days, or within 24 hours for a life threatening situation.
Other useful services for home-based care include mobile doctors and lab tests, home health aides to help with things like bathing, and meal delivery. But, of course, there are others who are not so reliable: My mom had several falls due to untrained paid caregivers, and one even stole her jewelry.
When hiring paid caregivers, be sure to do background checks and get references, and carefully monitor their work.
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