Signs an aging parent needs help

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03 December 2020, 1:30 PM

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Nobody wants to admit to themselves that their parents have grown old and frail. It is a stark reminder that time marches on and life is not forever. But there are certain realities that must be faced if we are to keep our loved ones safe.

Here are some signs to watch out for and if they are occurring more frequently, may point to mum or dad needing some extra help.

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Spotting one or more of these clues is not necessarily cause for alarm in itself; it may just be an isolated incident. But is there are multiple instances of one or more it may be time to chat to mum or dad about “getting some help around the house”.

Help from family members maybe easier for them to accept in the short-term. If this is not possible you may need to consider paying for support services like house cleaning, shopping and gardening. You can also contact the My Aged Care hotline on 1800 200 422 to request an aged care assessment to determine your parents’ eligibility for government subsidise services.

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If you would like more information about the range of aged care options available to older Australians living at home contact local Financial Aged Care Specialist Sophie Doyle on 4325 0884.

Sophie Doyle (AR#000470612) is an Aged Care Specialist at Morgans Financial Limited (Morgans AFSL 235410 / ABN49 010 669 726); with a passion for assisting people make informed financial decisions as they navigate their way through the aged care system.

Disclaimer: The information in this article is general advice only and does not take into account your particular circumstances. We recommend specific tax or legal advice be sought before any action is taken and refer to the relevant Product Disclosure Statement before investing in any product. Current at 18 October 2020.

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