Lack of Personal Hygiene Can Signal Mom Needs Help

caregiver support for aging parents

Does mom refuse to buy new clothes and insist on wearing stained, torn and well-worn clothing? Or, does she wear the same clothes for two, three or more days in a row? Changes in personal hygiene can be one of the warning signs that mom needs more help in her daily life.

Older family members may refuse to buy new clothing or wear the same clothes for several days for a variety of reasons. However, there are some solutions.

  1. Depression.