Aging in place seniors with limited mobility face safety challenges around the home which can make it seem like an intimidating place at times. If you’re currently looking after an older loved one who’s still living at home, here are some proven ways to help keep them safer.
Seniors oftentimes make easy targets for criminals when they are socially isolated, less mobile and not as strong as younger victims. Elders with dementia, a chronic illness or disability are at even higher risk. Sadly, a high percentage of crimes committed against seniors are perpetrated by their own family members.
We’ve all seen pictures of exhausted, PPE-attired health care workers finishing up their shifts while serving on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. You might even be a health care professional or live with one. During the COVID-19 outbreak these heroes oftentimes battle stress, fatigue and depression while doing their jobs. In addition to keeping us safe, those brave men and women have families of their own that love and rely upon them. Here are 4 great ways to show health care professionals everywhere just how much they’re appreciated.
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In younger people COVID-19 symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath. However, seniors - the age group that’s at highest risk from complications or even death - may not show any of these signs. If you suspect that your senior has COVID-19, here’s what to look for and how to help them if necessary.
Most family caregivers are amazing people that devote their lives to caring for aging in place elderly loved ones. But caregiving can also be very stressful and exhausting, especially when you throw in a traumatic event like the COVID-19 outbreak.
Looking after an aging in place loved one is tough under any circumstances, but when you live far away it just makes the situation much harder. Toss in a household full of kids and a career, and you’ve got the perfect recipe for a self-induced guilt trip and anxiety. Thankfully, there are several good ways to boost your loved one’s spirits from afar, starting with these.
If your elderly loved one is receiving some professional home care right now, cleaning and sanitizing their home before and after caregiver visits is now more important than ever before. Using these cleaning and disinfecting tips will help keep everyone safer.
When a life-changing event like the COVID-19 pandemic comes along, the resulting social distancing orders and travel bans can put a real damper on your senior’s social calendar. Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to ensure that your loved one gets the social interaction they so desperately need.
As a family caregiver, looking out for your mental health and wellbeing is just as important as taking physical precautions. When you don’t, it leaves you exposed to emotional stress and mental fatigue. What follows are several ways to ensure that your mental health remains strong through the inevitable ups and downs.