Needs Assessments

Because most of us, regardless of age, tend to minimize the amount of help we require, a needs assessment can be a difficult process. Work with your loved one to get honest answers that match your own observations.

In addition to fundamental abilities like memory and personal hygiene, be sure to assess skills such as:

  • Driving
  • Socializing
  • Using the phone
  • Decision-making
  • Overall independence


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