Is your aging parent getting ready for a scheduled surgery or medical procedure that requires a hospital stay?
If so, you have some time to pull together a hospital bag that specifically meets their needs if they must stay there for several days. While the hospital will provide the basics, many people like to bring some important extras that make their stay more pleasant and won’t leave them without some essential items that they don’t want to live without.
It's also a good ...
Exercise is beneficial for your aging adult, but if she's ignoring safety considerations, that's not a good thing at all. She runs the risk of injuring herself or causing problems she doesn't need to worry about, like dehydration.
Following some of these tips can help to avoid those pitfalls.
Don't Push Things
It's natural for people of all ages to want to forge on in there with a new exercise program and give it they're all. But that can actually cause some problems for ...
Your mom and dad plan to age at home. They've lived there for 50 years and have no intention of moving at this point. With the right home care plans and help from caregivers and family members, aging at home is often better for a senior's well-being. You should take precautions to make sure staying in their home doesn't pose any hazards.
Track Skills and Daily Activities
Keep an eye on changes to their driving abilities and be ready to take away keys ...
Every year, millions of dollars are stolen in scams. Seniors are often the key targets because they're more likely to answer a phone and believe the scam artist's story. With so many elderly men and women falling victim to scams, why are they also so reluctant to report when they have been a victim?
Reasons Why Seniors Don't Speak Up
There are two reasons why seniors are less likely to report that they've been scammed. One is that they don't know how. Make ...
As excited as you might be about senior care providers coming to help you and your elderly family member, she may not feel anywhere near as cheerful about it. Here are some ways to help.
Don't Avoid the Conversation
If you already know how your senior may feel about this idea, you probably aren't a huge fan of bringing it up. That doesn't mean that you can avoid it forever, though. Sit down with her and let her know why you're thinking about ...