How To Recognize When Elders Are Neglecting Themselves

We know that it gets harder for people to care for themselves the older they get. Yet signs that our elders are failing to take proper care of their own needs are often missed.

Those who are neglecting themselves often display these signs:

*  Not eating properly or not eating enough

*  Inadequate personal hygiene, including not doing laundry

*  Failing to get proper medical attention

*  Being isolated

*  Hoarding behavior

*  Not making home repairs

*  Unusual alcohol or drug use
messy house

 Source: ElderCounsel