Warning Signs – Home Care is Needed

Warning Signs – Home Care is Needed

Web Resources:

Click the links below to access resource websites to learn more about the warning signs that care is needed.

Recognizing Health Warning Signs in the Elderly

These tips can help monitor some key health areas that are often missed when working with the elderly.

Financial Warning Signs

Eight warning signs that the financial situation for an elderly person may be off track are outlined here.

10 Signs of Alzheimer’s

The 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s, along with the differences between Alzheimer’s and typical age-related changes, are outlined here, courtesy of Alzheimer’s Association.

Compulsive Hoarding

National Public Radio’s “Fresh Air” interviewed Randy Frost and Gail Steketee, the writers of “Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things”. This link allows you to listen to the informative interview.

How to Reduce Junk Mail

41Pounds is a non-profit organization that helps reduce junk mail by contacting several direct mail companies on the consumer’s behalf. Especially useful for cutting down on sweepstakes entry forms or mail scams. Note there is a small charge for this service- $41 for 5 years of coverage, plus they donate $15 to a non-profit selected by the person signing up.

National Do Not Call Registry

Anyone who wishes to reduce unwanted telemarketing calls can register their phone number with this Web site.

Fraud Center Resources

The National Consumer League’s Fraud Center provides information on fraud targeted directly to the elderly.

National Consumers League Report of Top Scams in 2011

Learn about the top scams of 2011 in this report provided by the National Consumers League.

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