AMARILLO, TEXAS - Doctors say the holidays are one of the most important times to make sure your elderly friends and family are healthy and safe.
You'll be able to tell there's a problem by the normal things in life such as: are they eating, keeping their home clean, are their pets getting fed?
If the answer is no, open the conversation with them about getting help. Tell them that you want to help them stay in their homes, and if they are honest with you, you can see what help is out there to keep them at home.
Also encourage them to go to their doctor to find out just what they need and what help is out there for that.
For even more information check out this story done by CBS News interviewing experts on caring for aging parents: