Most people think of personal medical devices and other similar systems as being something used by the elderly or the ill, but these devices can be literal life-savers for individuals who work alone at night. With a LifeFone Mobile Alert you and your family can be connected and safe whether you’re at home or working alone.
Caregiving for aging loved ones, for many, comes without warning. One day Mom or Dad is fine, the next, they have suffered a trip or fall or a surgery from which they need help with daily living tasks during recovery. When you’re thrown into this role, there are many steps you will need to take to help Mom and Dad adjust to your role as caregiver.
You don’t have to be the victim of a violent crime or live in an area of the country where violent crimes occur to reap the safety benefits that a personal emergency response system provides. LifeFone, provider of medical alert systems, also offers a mobile alert response device that operates from an app you install on your smartphone. With this device, you can easily summon assistance if you’re in an emergency situation.
While care-giving can be difficult for many adults, sadly, many teens are finding themselves in care-giving situations that would normally not be on their radar. The AACY (American Association of Care-giving Youth) is helping to raise awareness about this issue and is working to develop partnerships to better understand the issues surrounding this growing trend, and provide resources and support for this growing population of caregivers.
Growing up when we did, it was always important to be “cool.” We had the right clothes, the right attitude, the right friends and we were “just cool.” As we age, being cool takes on new meaning. While we can still be stylish, it is important for seniors to monitor body temperature and stay cool. As we age, we don’t have the same ability to sweat as we did earlier in our life … and disgusting as it is, sweat keeps us cool. So in order to avoid serious health concerns like dehydration or stroke or other heat related illness, we need to stay temperature cool.
Summertime is when many of us spend time with friends and family. We take vacations, go swimming, explore the outdoors and go on picnics. If you’re a senior, your body may not regulate itself against the dangers of hot days so you need to be aware of the need to beat the heat and stay safe.
With summer fast approaching caregivers need to not only assure they are staying hydrated, but they must also make certain their aging parents are drinking enough water as well. There is the adage that everyone should drink eight, 8-ounce glasses of water a day, but that may or may not be the case. The amount of water you drink could hinge on the activities you’re involved in or in how profusely you’re sweating.