Notice Decline in Your Aging Parents? Action Steps, Part 2
This is Part 2 in a series.
Please click here for Part 1 for more action steps and suggestions.
With the holidays and your family visits completed, if you noticed signs of physical or cognitive decline in your aging parents or other relatives, don’t panic! Here are excellent resources to turn to for help in answering the question, “Now what do I do?!”
Contact these resources for help online, by phone or in person:
- Your local church or synagogue.
- Your doctor(s) or local hospitals and inquire about geriatricians and/or if there is a Geriatric Assessment Center near where you or your Golden Oldies (aka aging parents) live.
- If there is any memory loss whatsoever, contact the Alzheimer’s Association. Your care recipient need not have an Alzheimer’s diagnosis in order to utilize their extensive resources. Patients and families with all types of memory loss are welcome. 24/7 Helpline: 1-800-272-3900
- Dial 2-1-1 or go to 211Connects on the web, a community connection resource and part of the Alliance of Information & Referral Services (AIRS). [Available in 78% of the United States.]
24 hours, 7 days a week, including some federal holidays.
Do you have any other resources you’ve used and can add to this list? Please do so in the Comments section below.