At LifeFone, we recently talked about simple ways to improve the kitchen, bathroom and walkways for mom or dad. Though, sometimes maintaining and keeping a home safe from falls could take upgrades and modifications that would require a professional.
Hurricane season is here. It began on June 1st, and runs through November 30th. This year, there seems to be a hurricane popping up every week. To date, Gordon slammed into Florida, Lane was a major hurricane that skirted by Hawaii in August, and Florence is bearing down on the East Coast, with yet another taking aim at Hawaii.
According to the National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD), 90% of seniors want to stay in their own homes as they grow older. Aging in place means more independence, comfort, and potential cost-savings. The national cost average in 2015 to age in place, was roughly $3,600 each month, and continues to rise.
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’.
You know the phrase ‘don’t forget to take your medication’. It’s true; remembering to take your medication can be a struggle and even more difficult if you’re trying to help your loved one remember! At LifeFone, we offer medication reminders and tips.
We are rapidly approaching that time of year when we wish America a Happy Birthday. One would be hard pressed to find a single American who doesn’t have fond memories of the Fourth of July. The excitement, the music, the baseball games, the family picnic ‚ oh yeah, AND the fireworks. Their sheer beauty alone makes the day worth it. It is all fun and games but everyone should think about fireworks safety.
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.
Many people enjoy the solitude of living alone, while others, especially if they find themselves unexpectedly in an empty home, find it to be a difficult transition. Besides not having the companionship of another person, living alone also means you don’t have someone to help you around the house with simple chores.