Signs That a Loved One May Need Help

Have you noticed changes in the memory, habits or overall condition of a family member?
There may be cause for concern if a loved one …

Shows signs of physical changes:

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Shows signs of psychosocial changes:

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Experiences other significant life changes:

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If you see indications that a loved one may need assistance with personal care or other daily activities, please call Caring Friends Home Care at 610-254-9001 or e-mail us about your concerns and contact information. We listen to your individual needs and can offer a free phone consultation.