Nearly 90 percent of seniors say they want to stay in their home. Doing so gives them a wonderful sense of continued independence.
But having mom or dad live alone can be a source of worry for their adult children. The, "What if?" scenarios can often overwhelm the mind. "What if she falls down?" "What if he forgets something on the stove?" "What if she doesn't tell me it's getting harder for her to get around?"
If you feel like this, you're not alone. In 2007 the AARP surveyed boomer women and found that two-thirds are concerned about their parents' ability to live independently.
Whether you or someone you care keep for forget to take your medication, you're struggling to order your medication refills on time, or you need to monitor medicines for multiple family members, the Personal Caregiver app can help keep track of all those things, as well as manage medication reminders, so you never have to miss a dose or refill again.
Talking with your health care worker about your family health history can help you stay healthy! Use My Family Health Portrait to record pertinent health information about each of your relatives and generate a chart of health records or a family tree diagram. Organizing your information will help you or your doctor better visualize and assess potential health risks based on genetics and family history.
With the CARE Medical History Bracelet, your complete personal health history will always be within arm's reach. In the form of a USB flash drive compatible with any computer, the wristband makes essential medical information readily available to medical staff in the event of an emergency. Simply use the wristband's preloaded software to enter or update your health data on a computer and then download that data to the band.
A Senior Fraud Protection Kit can help family caregivers protect seniors by informing them of the latest scams being perpetrated on older adults and offering a variety of resources and tools to help their seniors avoid becoming a victim of these scams.
Research conducted by Home Instead, Inc. indicates that the problem of preventable hospitalization of seniors is viewed as very to extremely serious by three-fourths (74.6%) of the North American nurses surveyed who specialize in senior care.
To help start the conversation with older loved ones about their medications or to assess potential medication risks, learn what potential medication risks an older adult could be facing, what possible solutions may be available and where you can go for more information.
Research conducted by Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care® network, indicates that as the number of prescription medications a senior age 70+ takes increases, so do that senior’s potential medication management challenges and potential health risks.