Warning Signs That an Aging Parent Needs Help at Home How do you know if it is time for help at home or an increased level of care? Look for these red flags as common indicators that a senior may need some form of assistance. 1. Difficulty Performing Routine Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s). This…
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We aren’t born knowing how to communicate with a person with dementia—but we can learn. Improving your communication skills will help make care giving less stressful and will likely improve the quality of your relationship with your loved one.
Which is why the loss of independence can be a devastating blow to so many seniors. Difficulties with mobility, isolation, loneliness, and chronic medical issues are some of the contributors to a loss of independence in aging adults.
Each day, some 10,000 seniors turn 65 in the United States, and in 2019, people older than 65 years will outnumber those younger than five. The majority of seniors are hoping to age gracefully in the comfort of their own homes.
The old way of dealing with chronic health problems and the myriad of symptoms brought on by aging are simply too costly and all too ineffective for our current healthcare system.
There are nearly 40 million American adult children who have been pressed into service as primary caregivers for prior generations of parents. This volunteer army is put at great financial risk because family caregivers are generally unpaid, but the economic value of their care is estimated at $470 billion a year — roughly the annual American spending on Medicaid.
Nearly every metric is improved: Longevity, quality of life, mental health, healing and recovery times are better when seniors receive care in the familiar comfort of their home.
Dementia is difficult for everyone. The person suffering with it. The family members who become caregivers.
And even for healthcare providers who do not always have solutions to the many disconcerting situations this disease creates for patients and their families.
As we grow older and our physical abilities change, our living spaces sometimes need modifications to help us function, prevent falls and stay independent so we can “age in place” in our homes.
Through a design approach called Universal Design, or UD, we can make our homes more accessible, operational and safer.