For seniors and their adult children, the family home may be a source of comfort, safety, and happy memories. So it’s easy to understand the appeal of aging in place. Still, your senior’s safety has to be your top priority.
If your parents are older baby boomers, it’s probably time to start talking about their future living arrangements.
Memory loss is one of the most frequent complaints of aging adults and whether your memory loss is part of aging, or part of a more serious condition, it undeniably impacts quality of life.
Many seniors want to age in place. With so many other aspects of their lives changing – due to declining health, decreased mobility, or dementia, for example – they long for the familiarity of their homes and neighborhoods.
Going home for the holidays can bring great joy but for those who haven’t seen their aging parents or grandparents in a while, it can also bring new -- and sometimes -- troubling insights.
Providing safe transportation is one of the first challenges many families encounter when a senior chooses to age in place.
Today many seniors prefer to stay in their own homes as long as possible, but family and friends often have concerns for their safety and well-being -- especially during the pandemic.
Many families don’t realize how much a loved one’s health has deteriorated until a fall sends her to the hospital.
Whatever your needs, there’s an in-home caregiver that’s right for your family. But finding that person depends on clearly understanding your aging parent’s condition or disease, and defining the specific care he requires.
Some seniors, particularly those in the early stages of dementia, may have a hard time trusting anyone other than the family member they rely on most. Yet being solely responsible for an elder’s care can quickly become a heavy burden for tha