Home automation may offer the aging relative in your life an opportunity to remain in his or her home for a longer period of time than may have been possible in the past. While home automation won't address every issue that may arise, it can add to the safety factor in your relatives' home. The technology available ranges from home medical alert devices to the ability to not only talk with, but physically see, your relatives through the use of a web camera.
Monthly Archives: December 2019
Can Your Parents Live Independently?
There will likely come a time when your parents can no longer care for themselves and when it does, it's a time filled with some difficult decisions. You will have to determine whether they can continue to age at home or if they need an assisted living facility. Taking their needs into consideration as much as possible is something that the family will want to do, but safety and security needs to be your primary motivating factor in making decisions for and with them.
Advice to Help Your Parents Age In Place
When your parents are aging it's a difficult time for everyone. One of the best gifts you can offer your parents is the opportunity for them to “age in place.”
Five Facts For Maintaining Strong Bones
If you are involved in the well-being of your aging parent or a loved one, it’s important to recognize that people over the age of sixty are more prone to bone related injuries and disease increases. Approximately half of all women over the age of fifty, and approximately 1 in 4 men will break a bone due to osteoporosis. Encouraging your loved one to maintain strong bones will allow them to age in place longer.
Vacationing With Your Aging Relatives
Remember all of those vacations your parents treated you to when you were growing up? If you're in the "sandwich generation" you may now find yourself in the midst of caring for your own children as well as your parents.