Protect Seniors from Fraud
If caring for your loved one has become too demanding or if it is just unsafe to leave the senior home alone for a period of time, it may be time to consider a new living arrangement.
Most seniors think that where they live is an all or nothing affair: stay at home or be sent to a nursing home. But to the contrary, there are a whole host of services and housing options available today that can fit a wide range of needs and life styles—including remaining in the family home.
Before moving a senior loved one into your home, make sure all family members buy into the idea and understand the looming expectations and challenges. Then put a plan in place that will help ensure harmony under one roof.
A lifetime accumulation of possessions—combined with a daily influx of junk mail, bills and newspapers—can quickly overwhelm seniors who already may be struggling physically, mentally or emotionally. Go slowly on the cleanup and consider providing a helping hand each week.
Employing a caregiver for your senior loved one might be among the biggest decisions that you’ll make for him or her. By gathering the most information available, you’ll help ensure a good caregiving match.
To stay or leave home—that’s the decision that many seniors sooner or later will face. Whatever you decide, planning ahead for the next step is a good idea. Seniors will need to carefully consider their options after evaluating all of the elements of their unique situations, including health and safety.
Many older adults fear they will lose their independence as they are age. If you’re one of those seniors, take heart. More options than ever exist for seniors who want to remain in control of their living situations. Top on the list — most seniors say — is remaining at home.
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