Your elderly father recently passed away, leaving your mother alone in the house they once shared. She’s always depressed, doesn’t eat right and isn’t keeping up her appearance. It’s gotten to the point that you’re worried about her health and wellbeing. Helping a grieving senior deal with the loss of a spouse is hard. Here are some ways to provide your love and support.
The deadly disease known as coronavirus, or “COVID-19”, first reared its ugly head back in December. COVID-19 has so far infected more than 340,000 people worldwide and the U.S. is seeing hundreds of newly confirmed cases every day.
Our clients and their family members are justifiably concerned given the particular impact of coronavirus on older adults. We want to assure you that we have taken the following steps to help our clients:
Movement, mobility and posture are all important when it comes to an aging in place senior’s quality of life. Far too many elderly Americans live sedentary lifestyles because of poor mobility and other movement and posture-related challenges. If you’re currently caring for an aging in place elderly loved one, here are some ways to keep them more active which will ultimately benefit their movement, mobility and posture.
Many people over the age of 65 have bone and joint health problems that cause inflammation, pain and deformities in their hips, knees, fingers and other areas. As aging bones weaken and joints stiffen, many seniors simply stop participating in activities like they used to. But when a senior is aging in place, leading a sedentary lifestyle can quickly place their freedom and independence at risk.
Millions of Americans care for an aging in place elderly family member, usually a parent or grandparent. Since most also manage a household and job, those added caregiving responsibilities can be stressful and overwhelming at times. If you currently find yourself in this position, caring for yourself is important so you don’t develop caregiver fatigue.
Your aging mother still lives alone, but you can tell it’s getting harder for her to walk around. Her steps are noticeably shaky and wobbly, and she’s constantly holding onto things to steady herself. But whenever you’ve tried to talk to mom about using a cane or walker, she just laughs and says: “Those things are for old people!”.
When it comes to a loved one’s caregiver needs, does it make sense to take a page out of the online dating playbook? Can a great home care aide be discovered virtually? Here are factors everyone needs to consider when browsing those online caregiver profiles.
The average American aged 65-and-over takes four different prescription medications plus two over the counter (OTC) drugs or vitamins daily. That’s a lot of pills to manage, especially for a senior who’s forgetful or has cognitive impairment. As a result, poor medication management has become a serious problem within the elderly population.
As the calendar moves into January, it’s common to think about New Year’s resolutions. If you’re a family caregiver who’s looking after an aging in place senior, making a list of caregiving resolutions can help you more efficiently balance your responsibilities with a household, spouse, children and job.