Many families don’t realize how much a loved one’s health has deteriorated until a fall sends her to the hospital.
Whether you stepped in to help an elderly relative out of love, a sense of responsibility, or financial necessity, caregiving can sometimes feel like a burden – even for the most devoted family members.
Providing safe transportation is one of the first challenges many families encounter when a senior chooses to age in place.
If you care for an aging parent, you’ve probably put considerable effort into making sure her home is safe and she has appropriate medical care.
Spend a little extra time this season to show your appreciation with a thoughtful gift to thank your caregiver for all they’ve done for you or your parents or your child.
Realizing that your parent has become incapable of caring for herself or making reasonable decisions about her property is a heart-wrenching discovery.
Doctors are trained to help people extend life as long as possible, but the question some people are now raising is, “What kind of life are they prolonging?” More questions need to be asked about whether this is really what all people want.
Are you concerned because your mom is lonely? Maybe she can no longer drive to bingo on Monday evenings and she misses her friends. Or are you worried because your dad doesn’t bathe often enough?
Is your senior safe from financial abuse? You might be surprised.
September is Healthy Aging® Month, which means it’s time to focus on the positive aspects of growing older.