Your family health history is important. To emphasize that, the Surgeon General, along with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, launched a national public health campaign called the Surgeon General's Family History Initiative, to encourage all American families to learn more about their family health history.
All of the home modifications that were done for mom or dad were made so they could stay in their house longer. However, the reality is, one day it will go on the market. It was made accessible to allow them to stay in their home longer, but the time’s come to sell.
As many Baby Boomers are discovering, caring for aging parents is not an easy undertaking. This is due in part to aging relatives who are unwilling or unable to age gracefully, either because they ignore it or refuse to make changes to accommodate their aging. Regardless of how healthy and in-shape your parents may have been in their younger years, they need to understand that the aging process affects everyone and changes need to be made to take this process into consideration.
Remaining independent and aging in place is usually a goal for all adults. Being able to live in the family home and take care of the finances and other household chores is important for both mind and body for the aging senior and their adult children. There may come a time though when the adult children begin to notice signs that their aging relatives are unable to live alone and steps must be taken.
The Holidays are behind us. It’s time to take a breath, and look forward to the new year. As a caregiver, not only do you think about your health, but also the health of your loved one for whose care you are responsible. As is often the case, the holiday season takes a toll on our health. It can also take a toll on the health of those in your care. You may be wondering; how do I gauge their health? We have four signs to gauge your loved ones’ health.
November is Family Stories Month. Family stories and traditions hold a special place in our hearts. Thanksgiving and Christmas are generally a time for tradition, but, often in our fast-paced, on-the-go society, we aren’t as connected with our families as we used to be. At LifeFone, we believe in keeping families connected.
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.