SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois Department of Aging asks people going home for Thanksgiving to check for signs that older relatives might need help.
Signs that the elderly might need help include decreased mobility, forgetfulness, a lack of appetite and problems with personal hygiene, unfilled medical prescriptions or an unusual display of unopened mail.
The department has set up caregiver resource centers across the state. Director John Holton says that Thanksgiving is a good time to make sure everyone in the family is healthy and to acknowledge relatives who are caregivers for the elderly.
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