No matter how respectful you are, it’s often difficult to talk to aging parents or grandparents about sensitive topics, such as finances, their health, or getting their legal affairs in order. However, everyone with aging loved ones needs to have heart-to-heart discussions about the future, including conversations on these five subjects.
Whether located indoors or outdoors, finding ways to make stairways safer in your aging loved one’s home – or your home – will help ensure you avoid an unnecessary trip to the local hospital when least expected.
As a concerned family member, helping aging loved ones minimize their risk of falling must be a priority. Following these fall prevention safety tips will help ensure that your senior doesn’t become another fall-related statistic.
Since involving seniors in the holiday festivities is essential for their health and well-being, you’ll need to find creative ways to stay connected with your aging loved ones. What follows are several holiday celebration ideas for older family members who live close by or far away.
Since most seniors won’t admit that they’re having trouble performing activities of daily living (ADLs), visiting Mom and Dad this season also provides the perfect opportunity to conduct a wellness check. However, knowing what to look for while in your parents’ home can be challenging.
Fall Prevention Week will soon be upon us. This year, it falls on September 18-24. It’s designed to increase awareness of the high incidence of falls by seniors each year and provide information about how you can take some simple steps to protect your senior loved one from falling.
7% of all Americans aged 65+ require at least some assistance to perform activities that they previously could do on their own. As a result, millions of independent seniors each year rely on informal caregivers or professional caregivers to assist them with what are commonly referred to as “activities of daily living,” or simply “ADLs.”
In addition to sunburn and overexertion, dehydration is a common warm-weather concern for the elderly. As an informal caregiver, following these safety tips will help ensure that your loved ones stay safe, comfortable, and hydrated even on the hottest days.
Here are five telltale signs that professional home care might just be “what the doctor ordered” when your aging loved one’s health and well-being are at stake.