It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Or, the radio says it is. However, if you are a caregiver, you may not be feeling quite so wonderful or joyful.
Getting older is a conundrum! At least to some of us. We look around and we see healthy active 90 year olds with sharp minds. Then we turn our head and see 60 year olds with early signs of dementia and numerous bodily health concerns. And then there is everyone else somewhere on the scale of those opposites. For years, we have known the importance of exercise and how it impacts our health and agility. Exercise increases your heart rate which pumps more oxygen into your body which releases a whole variety of good hormones that make our body healthier. The good news is, those same good hormones from oxygen increase go to your brain as well. And that stimulates the growth of new brain cells. And seriously, there is no conundrum whether new brain cells are good. So exercise! But let’s take a minute to explore the strategies for achieving this worthy goal.
Many of us spent a lifetime in one or two careers and became quite good at what we did. The stress was sometimes a bit much, the pay was not always the best (we all wanted MORE) and the hours were long with little vacation time or escape. Weekends went too fast and despite all that, it was good for the most part. Now, in retirement we have all this time we always wanted yet we are not always sure what to do.
Aging at home is one of the last hold outs of independence for many seniors. Most often, your aging loved one is determined to hold onto their ability to stay in their home. Equipping them with a medical alert system can help them achieve this goal.
Caring for your loved one strains even the most resilient person. If you are a caregiver, taking care of yourself is equally as important, if not more, as the care you give your loved one. If your loved-one is dealing with a long-term illness, you are too. One person doesn’t fight the battle alone, and if you break down, then the care for your loved one breaks down also.
Personal medical devices are not just for the elderly, those at risk of a fall, or for those who live alone. Diabetics can also benefit from a home medical alert device and this is especially true for those who don’t have a handle yet on their blood sugar.
Lifefone has recently partnered with SilverBills to help clients live in their homes safely and securely without having to manage the hassles of paying bills. As a LifeFone subscriber, you appreciate that aging at home requires different types of support. As you know, Lifefone helps you or your loved one gain access to emergency assistance at the push of a button with 24/7 care agents and reduces concerns about personal safety. Lifefone has partnered with SilverBills to provide you with another type of support to keep you or your loved ones safe. SilverBills receives, scrutinizes and ensures that bills are paid correctly and on-time. Clients no longer need to open envelopes, pay bills or remember deadlines. SilverBills eliminates worries about late fees, suspension of vital services and fraud, and reduces unnecessary paper from entering the home.
We live in a fast paced society these days where activity and technology swirl so fast around us that it is often difficult keep track of anything, much less everything. Many of us have the experience of walking into a room then wondering why we are there. Or we misplaced our keys or a bill to be paid and while we are sure they are here, we just can’t remember why they aren’t in the place we put them! Or all of sudden, the name of your next door neighbor just escapes you.