Signs that mom may need home help

It’s the time of year when family return home for the holidays. If a lot of time has passed since the last visit, it can also be a moment when certain worrisome declines become more apparent.

There is a rule of thumb among geriatricians that after the age of 80, one can expect to see a noticeable change in health status about every six months. But what kinds of changes can be addressed with a relatively simple and lower-cost fix, and which ones indicate you might need to bring in home help?

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