Your elderly parents still live in the house you grew up in. Due to their declining health it’s become apparent that mom and dad need to find a smaller place. But whenever you bring up the topic of downsizing, they quickly change the subject. What should you do?
You want to help mom and dad protect their retirement nest egg so they can age comfortably in place for many years to come- but aren’t sure what to do. Here are some proven ways to discuss financial matters with aging parents before it’s too late.
Although caregiving is a labor of love, it can be very physically and emotionally demanding. If you are currently serving as a caregiver for an aging loved one, here’s how to ask for help without compromising their quality of life.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, New Wave Home Care has been making continuous efforts to increase awareness of the health and safety risks now confronting those that make up a good number of our more vulnerable population, our aging-in-place seniors. With that in mind we'd just like to share a few excerpts from an article that came out this month in The Wall Street Journal on the topic of COVID-19 and the shift away from nursing homes.
Although many aging in place seniors are proud and self-sufficient, the stark reality is that most will eventually need at least some in-home assistance to maintain their independent lifestyle. On the other hand, convincing an elderly loved one to accept home care can be challenging and stressful. What follows are several reliable ways to overcome their objections.
One way to create a safer living environment for your aging parents is to “senior-proof” their home. Using these safety tips should make the process go more seamlessly.
While taking care of an aging loved one it’s important to have a support network around you at-all-times. As one facet of that support network, caregiver support groups can provide many benefits that will help you stay refreshed.
For reasons like dementia, disabilities and chronic illnesses many adult children end up assisting their elderly parents with their toileting needs. When placed in this role reversal situation helping mom or dad use the bathroom can be embarrassing and uncomfortable.
Tripping and falling among seniors is an everyday occurrence. One out of every four seniors trip and fall every year, and it's one of their biggest fears. Fortunately, steps can be taken to minimize this from happening to the senior in your life.
UTIs are not only uncomfortable, left untreated they can cause kidney failure and bloodstream infections. Because of those potential risks, if you’re currently caring for an aging in place loved one, learning how to recognize and prevent UTIs in seniors is important. What follows are some UTI-prevention habits that every senior should practice.