Caregiving is among one of the most important jobs a person takes on during his or her life. It's a task that takes time and patience and one that most of us are never prepared for. Being a family caregiver takes a lot of time, effort and work. For many, it's a role that comes on suddenly, without warning or simply evolves.
The new year is upon us, and perhaps you’ve made some New Year’s Resolutions. For most, ‘health’ is on the list, though sometimes figuring out how to ‘get healthy’ isn’t as easy as making the list is. Normally, when you think about health, you think about food. At LifeFone, we have seven steps to a healthy New Year that aren’t related to food, but are just as important to your health.
When the seasons change, it’s a good time to evaluate different precautions in and around your home like smoke detector batteries, flashlight batteries and being prepared for natural disasters. Not only is this good for you, but it’s also good to evaluate your loved ones’ plan of action in case of an emergency. Planning ahead can make all the difference. Your goal as a caregiver is to identify potential challenges and take the necessary steps to prepare for natural disasters.
Whether you are moving your parents to a retirement home, downsizing to a smaller place or moving them into your home, take extra care and consider the following tips LifeFone has to offer when supporting them through what can often be a difficult transition.
Do you remember this line? ‘Space: The final frontier’? At the time, that seemed correct until the digital age hit. Computers and the internet have opened another vast frontier that can take some education and navigation. With these five computer tips for older adults, you won’t get lost in space.