Millions of aging in place elderly Americans don’t get the daily nutrition they need. Although people over the age of 65 don’t require the same amount of energy they used to, their bodies still need essential nutrients like fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals and carbohydrates to keep them active and independent.
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According to the Parkinson’s Foundation, over 1.5 million Americans have the disease, with another 60,000 new cases being diagnosed every year. Most commonly found in those aged 65-and-over, Parkinson’s can be a major game-changer when it comes to a senior’s ability to continue aging in place at home.
Your elderly mother still lives alone, and due to her declining health, you’ve been helping her take care of her household. Finances are a topic that you’ve avoided up until now, but it’s become quite apparent that mom isn’t paying her bills on time. And, she’s gotten “taken” by a couple of dishonest contractors just within the past year. Now her financial carelessness has reached a point that it has you worried. Helping an aging parent manage their finances can be hard, but it is possible when you follow these tips from the pros.
Many aging in place elderly Americans don’t get the exercise or social interaction they need during colder winter months. If you’re serving as a caregiver for an older loved one, getting them outdoors once spring arrives is vitally important for their continued mental health and wellbeing. Fortunately, there are several creative ways to get a senior outside in the spring, starting with these.
You want to help mom get her house ready so she receives what the property is really worth, but aren’t exactly sure how to do so. Selling an elderly parent’s home can be challenging and confusing. To help ensure that it goes more smoothly, use these tips from the pros.
Many at-home Alabama seniors like to get out and travel, and fortunately there are several fun and exciting in-state travel destinations that your senior might enjoy, starting with these 5.
Ever since dad died mom just hasn’t been the same and you’re worried about her health and wellbeing, and if mom will be able to continue aging comfortably in place at home. Fortunately, there are several proven ways to help a parent cope with the death of a spouse, starting with these.
Seniors with diabetes are placed at high risk for developing other serious medical conditions, like heart disease, kidney failure and nerve damage. If you’re currently assisting an aging in place elderly loved one who has diabetes, getting them to stick to a healthier diet is a must. To assist your efforts, here are 5 diabetic-friendly healthy food choices that your senior can enjoy.
Ever since your dad passed away, your elderly mother has been living alone in the house you grew up in. But lately she’s been very forgetful, and can’t seem to remember major events that happened just in the past few years. Mom also keeps “misplacing” everyday items around her home, or putting them in strange places. Could she have Alzheimer’s?
If you’re currently providing a loved one with daily living assistance, using a patient lift could make it an easier and safer experience for you both. However, patient lifts do come with some safety restrictions that you need to be aware of. Understanding what those limitations are will help you decide if a patient lift is the right choice for you.