As temperatures soar, it’s important to drink plenty of water, especially if you’re outside and participating in activities. Dehydration, the loss of more water than you’re taking in, is a serious health risk during the summer months. But did you know that it can be a concern year round?
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Wearing a medical alert device while mowing can mean the difference between quick treatment and more serious consequences. As long as the medical alert pendant worn on the body is within 360-480 feet of the base unit, in the event of an emergency, the push of the button will alert LifeFone’s care agents that help is needed.
As any parent knows, hot weather can be dangerous. A study, conducted by the University of Chicago Medical Center, found that “40% of heat-related fatalities in the United States were among people over 65.” Because of this, caregivers have to make certain the homes their elderly parents are staying in are cool and that their aging loved ones do not overdo it with outdoor activities in the heat of the day.
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.
In many instances, taking on the role of caregiver is something that most individuals aren’t prepared for and when it happens it is often in times of crisis. When you find yourself thrust into the role of caregiver whether it’s for an aging or ill parent or spouse, it’s ideal to have access to resources to help you though.
Don’t spend the summer stuck inside! Getting outside, meeting new people, talking with friends, enjoying family, and moving around outside the house can be some of the most rewarding experiences of retirement. Even more, getting out of the house in the summer can be good for you!
Do you think you know all you need to know about long-term care insurance? Do you and your spouse have a long-term care insurance policy? If so, you may be interested to know that the long term care insurance industry has been faced with a high demand for the coverage and the challenges of keeping the policies affordable for those making the investment in it.
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.
For individuals that live alone, security is a pressing concern. What happens in case you're home alone and fall, or have some other medicinal crisis? Suppose that there's nobody with you to call for help and worse, if you live alone, how long might it be before someone realizes you have fallen or injured yourself? These aren’t positive things to ponder but they are realistic.