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Aging In Place

Three Solutions To Ensure Safety At Home For Your Loved Ones

With the aging population living a more independent lifestyle, often as their loved one, you become concerned about their safety. Mom and dad feel comfortable in their home, and don’t want any outside interference, even from their family. However, as their child, you would like them to take precautions to ensure their safety at home. Continue reading

Five Lifestyle Trends In New Homes

Home design is constantly evolving as our society changes. In today’s plugged-in world, homeowners are looking for a place to unwind and spend time with family and friends. Many are also looking for a sense of community. And an increasingly aging population is also influencing how homes are designed. Here’s five lifestyle trends that are being seen in new homes. Many can also be considered if choosing to remodel. Continue reading

Aging In Place: Benefits Of Pet Ownership

Are you wondering how you are going to care for your pet as you age in place? This guide will help you decide on the best choice for you. At LifeFone, we have a few suggestions on pet ownership and aging in place. Continue reading

The Emotional Roller Coaster For Boomers With Aging Parents

Being a ‘boomer’ in today’s world can be hard enough, yet often that generation is also faced with caring for aging parents. The emotions that come along with that can make them feel like they are riding the ultimate roller coaster. Continue reading

Can Dementia Be Prevented?

As we age, the fear of dementia or developing Alzheimer’s Disease is very real. Statistics show that “as many as five million Americans, age 65 and older, may have Alzheimer’s and it’s estimated that number will double for every five year interval beyond age 65.” Alzheimer’s is the most commonly thought of form of dementia, but there are other forms. Continue reading

Forgetfulness - Is It Normal?

Of course it is. Forgetfulness is simply something that happens.  We forget were we put our keys, forget if we turned off the iron, the oven, the bathroom light. Continue reading

Making The Home Safe For Elderly Loved Ones

Caregiving for aging loved ones, for many, comes without warning. One day Mom or Dad is fine, the next, they have suffered a trip or fall or a surgery from which they need help with daily living tasks during recovery. When you’re thrown into this role, there are many steps you will need to take to help Mom and Dad adjust to your role as caregiver. Continue reading

Brain Games & Health

Getting older is a conundrum! At least to some of us. We look around and we see healthy active 90 year olds with sharp minds. Then we turn our head and see 60 year olds with early signs of dementia and numerous bodily health concerns. And then there is everyone else somewhere on the scale of those opposites. For years, we have known the importance of exercise and how it impacts our health and agility. Exercise increases your heart rate which pumps more oxygen into your body which releases a whole variety of good hormones that make our body healthier. The good news is, those same good hormones from oxygen increase go to your brain as well. And that stimulates the growth of new brain cells. And seriously, there is no conundrum whether new brain cells are good. So exercise! But let’s take a minute to explore the strategies for achieving this worthy goal. Continue reading

Helping Your Aging Loved One Adjust To Time Changes

Time changes, whether from traveling from one coast to another or when the clock changes to and from daylight-savings time can wreak havoc on our systems and our circadian rhythms. With November 6 being the date this year when we set our clocks back by one hour there are some ways to help your body adjust and to help your aging loved ones adapt to the time. Continue reading

SilverBills Takes Over the Burden of Paying

Lifefone has recently partnered with SilverBills to help clients live in their homes safely and securely without having to manage the hassles of paying bills. As a LifeFone subscriber, you appreciate that aging at home requires different types of support. As you know, Lifefone helps you or your loved one gain access to emergency assistance at the push of a button with 24/7 care agents and reduces concerns about personal safety. Lifefone has partnered with SilverBills to provide you with another type of support to keep you or your loved ones safe. SilverBills receives, scrutinizes and ensures that bills are paid correctly and on-time. Clients no longer need to open envelopes, pay bills or remember deadlines. SilverBills eliminates worries about late fees, suspension of vital services and fraud, and reduces unnecessary paper from entering the home. Continue reading

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