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’.
Particular areas of the country are faced with natural disasters more than others. For example, coastal regions of are more likely to be struck by hurricanes than other areas of the country while others are prone to heat waves, floods, tornados or snow storms. Regardless of the threat, it's best to make certain your aging loved one is prepared in the event of an emergency.
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.
Medication can be a very costly expense, and as such it seems entirely practical for people to explore online pharmacies to compare prices and save money. While this tactic may be helpful most of the time, you and your elderly loved ones should be careful about what online pharmacies you put your trust in.
Once summer rolls around, there is nothing better than spending time outside sitting in the shade, working in the garden or relaxing in the early morning or late afternoon sunshine. Summer weather is great for mental and physical well-bring and the sunshine just seems to make everyone feel better!