Days are shorter, nights are cooler, and the leaves have changed colors and dropped. Fall is almost over. Many people find fall to be their favorite season while others see it only as the precursor to old man Winter! Soon many older adults will begin their annual trek south to escape the cold, snowy season they face at home.
Medical Alarm System
Your dad won’t stop driving, even though his hearing is failing. Your mom insists that you can take care of her, so why would she need in-home care? Grandma doesn’t want to move to a senior living facility, because it’s full of ‘old people’.
Observed annually in June, National Safety Month is sponsored by the National Safety Council. Each week has a different focus. At LifeFone, your safety is out number one priority. With that in mind, the National Safety Council breaks it down into several steps you can take to ensure your home and surrounding are safe.
For generations, memory loss and senility were considered part of the normal aging process. Forgetting names, dates and addresses were all seen as part of ‘growing old’. We are now aware that memory loss and confusion can be signs of Alzheimer’s disease. At LifeFone, we understand how important it is to your loved one to age in place, however, we want to make you aware of some of the signs and symptoms, so you can get a clearer understanding of Alzheimer’s.
Everyone experiences aches and pains. From a simple tooth ache to pain in the abdomen, there are some that shouldn’t be ignored. At LifeFone, we’ve compiled a list of five aches and pains which you should pay closer attention to. Every ache and pain should not put you on edge. A good rule of thumb when it comes to certain pains is the simple: ‘trust your gut’, and get medical help when necessary.
In-home Doctor visits are making a comeback. Today, doctors are bringing back the old practice of visiting patients in their homes. With in-home doctor visits, you may no longer have to go through what could be the stress and difficulty of getting to the doctor’s office.
The act of standing may have similar benefits as walking – standing improves posture and circulation, increases metabolism, and gently tones muscles in the core and legs while burning calories. There has also been a lot of discussion on the negative impact of a sedentary lifestyle. Research has shown that sitting for long periods of time may be detrimental to our metabolism and cardiovascular health.