It's not easy being a caregiver for your aging parents, and the idea of leaving them home alone all day may cause stress, especially if you feel they need assistance with aspects of daily living.
Monthly Archives: May 2013
Is It Time For A New Mattress?
It is important that both you and your spouse have a durable mattress that you can use on a daily basis for quality, uninterrupted sleep. However, many of us buy a mattress and never think to replace it until years later when our bodies show signs of pain and stiffness.
The Dangers Of A Heat Wave
Weather is, at best, unpredictable, but a heat wave poses as much of a health risk for your aging parents as do winter storms or hurricanes. It is not unheard of for the frail elderly to succumb to extreme heat.
Current Scams And Fraudulent Marketing Calls
It is a sad fact that there are individuals who prey on the elderly, whether it's a door-to-door sales person or a telemarketer scams. It's been reported recently there are fraudulent telemarketing calls being made to the elderly with offers of installing home alarm systems free of charge.
Helping Your Seniors Cope With Hearing Loss
Aging brings with it many health issues, some which cannot be ignored though many aging individuals do try to ignore them. An issue that is typically brushed under a rug or otherwise compensated for is hearing loss.
Dealing With Changing Roles When Mom or Dad Moves In
It can be a difficult transition when the time comes to move your mom or dad into your family home. Open conversations and planning prior is a necessity that creates all types of questions.
Ways A Pet Can Help Seniors
Studies have shown that seniors who own a pet have lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol and are healthier overall compared to non-pet owners. A pet is more than just an animal that is kept around the house; it also serves as a loyal and nonjudgmental companion for seniors who live alone.
Does Your Loved One Need New Glasses?
Is your loved one squinting or having trouble reading small print? As we age so do our eyes, so it is important to address vision problems as they occur and have frequent eye checkups. Visits to the eye doctor should occur once every two years or if the loved one begins to experience problems with their vision.
Safe Food Storage Methods For Seniors
It is important for seniors to practice safe food storage methods to preserve food freshness and prevent it from spoiling. Food that has spoiled is filled with bacteria and other microorganisms that cause the food to emit an odor or give off a slimy texture. While not all spoiled food is harmful, seniors are at a greater risk of developing illness from eating food that is well beyond its expiration date. For them, it is even more pivotal that they practice safe food storage habits.
Avoid Malnutrition In The Elderly With These Helpful Tips
Malnutrition, or malnourishment, is a serious condition that aging individuals can face. Problems with joints, teeth, or the digestive system can make it difficult to obtain all of the nutrients that a body needs in order to function at peak efficiency, and the lack of nourishment that results is only going to make the problems worse over time. Fortunately, however, there are a number of easy ways to avoid malnutrition.