It’s an almost inevitable fact of aging; at some point Mom or Dad will fall or suffer some illness or injury. Illness or injury isn’t something that happens to the elderly as any of us at any time could be in a position of relying on friends or family to help us through recovery.
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Growing up, our parents set the tone for the holidays and the locations for celebration. As they have aged though, chances are the planning and coordination has fallen to the now, adult children, because it is just too much of a chore for mom and dad to host family get togethers.
One of the greatest gifts you may give to your aging relatives or parents could be the gift of travel during the holidays. What better way to celebrate than by having the entire family together? If, however, your parents are elderly, travel could be problematic if not carefully planned for.
The holidays are a happy time of year, but according to the National Insurance Institute, it is the time of year with the highest incidence of fire and theft. Whether you’re a senior or caring for a senior, there are precautions that can and should be taken to make this holiday a safe and enjoyable one for everyone.
The holiday season is usually a joyful time of year meant for getting together with family and friends. It’s a time to reflect on our lives and loved ones, and certainly a time for celebration. The holiday season, with its festivities and decorations, is not without its health and safety risks. In fact, it can be one of the most dangerous times of year for seniors.
Television commercials, mailings, Internet advertising and even telemarketers continually bombard our aging relatives with information and sales pitches on everything from vitamins to groceries to home medical alert device providers. How do you tone down the noise and make an informed decision, especially as it pertains to finding a provider for medical alert devices and the providers that carry them?
Medical alert systems are, at the most basic, a personal 9-1-1 device for the elderly. These devices are monitored by trained professionals 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year; because of that they provide peace of mind to all members of the family and caregivers.