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Aging In Place

Diabetes and Aging in Place

Anyone suffering with diabetes knows the importance of keeping blood sugar levels under control to prevent long-term complications such as kidney damage or cardiovascular disease. When improperly managed, however, patients can experience complications leading to serious health issues. There are many signs and symptoms to indicate that a person may not be managing their diabetes appropriately and are at risk for hypoglycemia.

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Nighttime Dangers Due To Falls

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one-third of adults 65+ will encounter a fall every year. In order to avoid falls, especially during the nighttime hours, there are some steps that can be taken to lessen their chances of having a medical emergency.

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Keeping In Touch

Maintaining long-distance relationships with the elderly can be tough. Not only do they not get out like they once did but we all lead very busy lives making it more difficult to travel to where they live.

In these hectic times, sharing lives and activities is made a little easier through technology. With a smartphone, tablet or computer, hearing and seeing family members is a breeze.  Now, though you may be miles apart, seeing the latest Halloween costume, a new dance move or the loose tooth is possible the use of Skype, Google Hangout and FaceTime and Facebook.

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Helping Your Loved Senior Age In Place

There comes a point when each of us comes to the realization we need assistance. Between work, dealing with our families and trying to find a little personal time, its difficult to take on more tasks and responsibilities. If the need arises to begin caring for an aging loved one, there are numerous considerations. The ideal situation for all is if the individual is able to stay at home providing the persons health and mobility is adequate. One important step toward aging in place is to equip the home with a medical alert system. This system provides the senior with independent living while allowing the caregiver some time for herself.
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Helping Seniors Age In Place With Home Conveniences

As we age in place, errands that were once simple can become more troublesome or hazardous based on our mobility. So what's the clever present day senior to do?

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Making It Possible To Age In Place

Your parents don’t want to leave their home; aging in place is the option they’ve chosen and the family wants to honor their wishes. There are ways to make aging in place a possibility for Mom and Dad and if the family caregivers band together, you can help your parents remain self-sufficient and independent for many more years.

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Numerous Reasons To Age In Place

There are so many reasons seniors want to age in place as they get older.  The thought of leaving everything they know behind to move to another location can be daunting and LifeFone shares a few reasons to age in place.

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Is It Time For Assisted Living?

Talking to your parents, especially if they are insistent on aging in place, about making a move into an assisted living facility is never an easy conversation to have. In addition to having to leave their own home, they are faced with the reality that they can no longer care for themselves. However, a move to an assisted living facility will provide them with access to health care, structure, meals, socialization and peace of mind for the family that they are being taken care of.

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Home Delivery Allows Freedom For Seniors

Independent living doesn't mean that you need to use your days running around and shopping 'til you drop. As we age, we have earned a little time to unwind so it’s time to relax and unwind a little.  One way to benefit is by having many of the items you normally get for yourself delivered to your home or living facility. Perishables and doctor prescribed pharmaceutical are two things you have to renew at normal intervals and both are able to be delivered by a home delivery company, giving you extra freedom and time to relax, enjoy friends and family or do an outside activity.

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Keeping Burglars Out And Seniors Safe

Independent living may imply that you need to make decisions to guarantee your safety and security especially when you are not at home.

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