Sadly, more than 7,000 seniors die in motor vehicle accidents every year, with another 250,000 treated in emergency departments for crash-related injuries. However, turning over the car keys for good can be a serious blow to an aging in place senior’s independence. Here’s how to know for sure when it’s time for your loved one to stop driving.
Millions of Americans suffer a stroke every year. If you are currently caring for an aging in place elderly loved one who just had a stroke, here’s what to expect after they leave the hospital.
Some of the main reasons why elders get malnourished include depression, impaired dentition and a lack of nutritious food in the home. For those seniors who are aging in place proper nutrition is so important for maintaining their quality of life and independence.
If you’re like most informal caregivers, you also manage a household and at least a part-time job. Unless there’s a trusted family member or neighbor nearby, it may be necessary to hire a professional caregiver for mom or dad. Here’s how to find the best one:
It’s not uncommon for family caregivers to experience chronic stress and anxiety that eventually place their health and wellbeing at risk. If you’re a senior caregiver, here are several proven ways to keep yourself from feeling overwhelmed.
A transient ischemic attack, or TIA for short, is a miniature version of a stroke that shares the same symptoms, but these mini strokes only last for a few minutes and don’t cause permanent damage like a stroke can. Unfortunately, roughly one-third of all seniors who experience a mini stroke eventually suffer a full-blown stroke within the next few years- sometimes in a matter of hours or days.
Caregiver fatigue is a common problem that many informal caregivers experience, especially when they’re shouldering most of the responsibilities. To protect your health and wellbeing, it’s O.K. sometimes to reach out for help.
When a hurricane makes landfall, residents aged 65-and-over are most vulnerable because of health problems, diminished awareness and transportation challenges. In the storm’s aftermath a lack of food, water, shelter and medicine can quickly place the elderly at risk. If your aging in place parents currently live near the coast here’s how to help them prepare for the next storm.
The average senior spent many years working and running a household, so they don’t want to be lectured by their kids about something like home care. Sadly, convincing an aging parent to accept home care may be the difference-maker between them keeping their freedom and independence, or not.
Finding a home care company for your loved one that you both agree upon can be hard. At First In Care in Bradenton, we are a private, fully licensed and insured home care agency with compassionate caregivers that are carefully screened and highly trained beforehand. Our agency’s mission is keeping seniors as safe and comfortable as possible so they can stay right where they want to be.