Mother’s Day is fast approaching and you may already be wondering what you will give your mother this year that she will truly love. You know that flowers, certificates for spa treatments, chocolates, dinner at a fine restaurant or for a new mom – a day off from childcare. For a mom in the Sandwich Generation, an offer of a day off from caregiving for adult parents would be appreciated.
We haven’t addressed safety for farmers in the past but realize that with planting season just around the corner, it’s an important topic. Farming is a potentially hazardous profession. Farmworkers are exposed to a variety of safety hazards ranging from environmental hazards to vehicle rollovers, heat exposure, falls, equipment related injuries, grain bin accidents, chemicals and more.
Over the course of our lives we build and establish important relationships … first as children, then with spouses and our own children, our pets and our friends. We also build relationships with things … our cars, our homes, our hobbies. All combine to make our life rich and fulfilling.
Caregivers live with stress on an almost daily basis. The stress comes in many forms – from caring for your family, working and taking care of your aging parents, your career and more. Being a caregiver means you are running almost non-stop from place to place. When you’re hungry the easiest thing to do is grab fast food to gobble down while you’re on the road.
Spicing up our lives has always been one of goals of humans and probably more so for Baby Boomers! Our lives have been filled with hard work but also lots of experiences that have seasoned our lives with joy and feelings of being fully alive. While we can refuse to be “senior citizens” with tasteless lives, staying fully alive as we age often requires adjustments to our lifestyle and diet.
You’ve made the final decision on a medical alert system and though it seems like a once-and-done decision, there are many ways you can ensure you are getting the most out of your service.
Most employees feel safe on the job the majority of the time, but there are moments when that safety is in question. Examples of this include instances such as walking to a vehicle at night or working alone in an office or warehouse. In those instances, having access to a personal safety device is invaluable.
Are you or a loved one a pill splitter? If so, we encourage you to consider why you are splitting pills. Is it because you, or your loved one, have “decided” they don’t need a full dose, perhaps to save money or is it because your doctor recommended it? Another reason people split pills from time to time is to make them easier to swallow.
As a parent, one of the main questions you ask is, “are my children safe?” Then, as we age, and we become caregivers for our parents, our focus shifts on keeping them safe and helping them to age in place. It’s a never-ending cycle of caring for and being concerned about the safety of those we love most.