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Aging In Place

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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Mobility Issues Effecting Seniors

It’s no surprise to anyone that slips and falls are more likely to occur as we age and are more likely to cause injury in seniors. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that about 1 out of 3 individuals older than 65 years of age falls and 30% of those people experience a medical injury such as broken hips or head trauma. Subsequently, the recovery time and damage caused by the fall could create a lifetime of troublesome living while adding to the degree of danger as our loved ones age.

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What Is Aging In Place?

Helping the seniors in your life make decisions regarding aging in place should be the goal of the entire family. If your aging loved ones are determined to remain independent there are steps that can be taken to make that happen.

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Aging In Place With A Medical Alert Device

As your parents age, you may take on the role of caregiver. If your parents are determined to age in place, but you’re concerned about their health when you’re not there with them, what can you do? Gifting them with a home medical alert device can provide peace of mind for both you and them. Chances are you’ve seen the commercials but you’ve never really thought about how these devices and the providers work.
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