It's no secret that pets can enhance our lives. Yes, they do require work and care and veterinarian visits, but the benefits they provide, including companionship, are beyond measure. For as much as we love our pets, did you know they can be helpful for people as they age? Your aging loved ones may benefit from pet ownership, as long as you're aware of the care they will need both your parents and the pets
At LifeFone, we are aware that one of your greatest concerns is the safety of your loved one. Whether or not they are properly taking their medication is probably high on the list of things you think about when you are not with them. Here’s six medication safety tips that are easy for you, and them, to follow.
Many of us look forward to the first snowfall with anticipation, especially after a long, hot summer. For the elderly, however, winter isn't about snowflakes, sledding and warm cups of hot cocoa. Winter can be an overwhelming time for senior citizens, especially if they live far from their loved ones that can help with the demands that winter weather brings with it. From shoveling sidewalks to clearing snow and ice from the cars to fears of frozen pipes and simply keeping warm and safe, winters can be long, lonely times for senior citizens.
Seeking resources to care for aging parents isn’t a task to be undertaken when in crisis mode. By the time an aging parent needs additional care, you may not know where to turn and you don’t want to have to make uninformed decisions on care for your aging relatives. If you’re in regular contact with your aging relatives it will likely be easy to see when they are reaching the point where they need additional assistance if they’re to remain in their own home.
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’.
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.