Concerned about an older person? Senior Reach program offers help

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Concerned about an older person? Senior Reach program offers help

Brittany Brumfield is a licensed clinical social worker for Axis Health System and she is the point person for the new Senior Reach program.
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Watch for signs that a senior may need help

To make a referral, become a community partner or get more information about Senior Reach, call 335-2217. Keep in mind that the Senior Reach line is not intended for crisis care. If you or a loved one is in crisis, call the Axis Health System 24/7 Crisis Care line at 247-5245.
These are the signs that an older adult may need help:
Mental state: Confusion, disorientation, memory loss, repetitiveness.Physical condition: Difficulty in seeing, hearing or walking; alcohol or substance abuse.Emotional state: Recent loss of spouse, appears depressed, anxious or withdrawn, loss of appetite.Social interaction: Isolated, possible victim of abuse, neglect or exploitation.Appearance: Unkempt, dirty clothes, weight loss.Environment: Home needs repair, trash or debris in yard, neglected pets.Finances: Confused about money matters and an inability to afford necessities.

Concerned about an older person? Senior Reach program offers help

Brittany Brumfield is a licensed clinical social worker for Axis Health System and she is the point person for the new Senior Reach program.
Sluis
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