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Six signs that indicate seniors need aid

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By Stacia Kirby

Holiday visits, filled with lots of quality time with family, can bring to light the increasing and changing needs of aging parents and family members. After the holiday season, senior living communities like Cedar Creek Senior Living in Madera see a rise in inquiries from concerned adult children looking for help and answers for their aging parents.

“When a visit home leaves a loved one concerned about an aging family member’s health, safety and quality of life, it may be time to evaluate the situation and determine what accommodations or care are necessary in the coming year,” said Ren Marie Carter for Cedar Creek.

How can we tell when seniors might need the care of a senior living community? Look for these six signs:

Depression or low mood -- How are they emotionally? Do you observe changes in their activity level? Are they seeing friends and partaking in activities they have loved for years? ...


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