Your parents spent so many years caring for you and maybe even your children, but now the time has come for you to make decisions on their care. How do you make the decision on what is best for them? There are many items to take into consideration and many of the decisions you need to make are based on how well your parents are currently taking care of themselves. When evaluating your parents' situation, consider their personal hygiene, on-going medical care, any safety issues inside the home and day-to-day living which includes eating, cooking, and running errands.
Monthly Archives: February 2018
There is no doubt there are many medical alert system providers available, and as with all services, there are some that are clearly better than others. Below is a list of questions you should ask any medical alert company when calling to inquire about purchasing such a device:
You may not want to ask for senior discounts, especially if you are a “young” senior, but once you see some of the deals that are available, you are likely to reconsider. Many major brands and stores offer great incentives to adults as young as 50. To help get you started, LifeFone researched some of the best senior discounts available.
As we age, some individuals can become the target for a financial crime, identity theft, home break-in or some other scam. Boomers raised in an era where being rude to a solicitor on the phone or door to door can actually put them in a more vulnerable position. In some cases, those who would perpetrate a crime against the elderly will either rely on charm or bullying tactics to get the information that they seek. While a financial crime is a devastating time for anyone, it can be even worse for the elderly as they may not only question their ability to remain independent but will become fearful of living alone.
A new generation of interactive companions may help combat isolation. The wellness benefits of having a pet are well-documented, but older adults are often forced to give up pets they can no longer care for or that are unwelcome at extended-care facilities. LifeFone explores the concept of robotic pets for older adults.
Once summer rolls around, there is nothing better than spending time outside sitting in the shade, working in the garden or relaxing in the early morning or late afternoon sunshine. Summer weather is great for mental and physical well-bring and the sunshine just seems to make everyone feel better!
There is no doubt there are many medical alert system providers available, and as with all services, there are some that are clearly better than others. Below is a list of questions you should ask when calling to inquire about subscribing to such a device:
Aging has its rewards. Your children have moved out and have families of their own. You can spend time with your grandchildren, and enjoy a quiet cup of coffee. If you are still working, you are looking forward to retirement, with plans to travel or maybe downsize to a smaller home. At LifeFone, we want you to be independent, and be able to do all the things you love in retirement. Here’s four post-retirement mistake
You may have seen the news about a study conducted by Cornell Professor Rana Zadeh. The study compared nurses working in two wards of an acute-care unit. While the working conditions were similar in terms of organization, environment and the type of patients they cared for, the significant difference was the availability of windows in the nurses' work stations. The results showed that nurses with more natural light had lower blood pressure, talked and laughed more and had better overall moods than their counterparts in the ward with fewer windows and less natural light. In the study they provided evidence that working in natural light improves performance, mood and alertness, and has a positive effect on people both physiologically and psychologically.
You may sometimes wonder why your aging loved ones are being stubborn when it comes to wanting to age in place. When you consider the options available to your relatives as they age it simply seems easier to move them to assisted living than take care of the maintenance and upkeep on the family home. Many assisted living communities offer a space for home-cooked meals, both on-site and off-site activities, day trips and other luxuries and amenities that aren’t available to many people who are living in their own home.