Smoking and candles don’t mix — not with seniors, who often live alone without a second set of eyes to be on guard for accidents. Family members can take steps to help minimize the safety risk, but a home helper — such as a Home Instead CAREGiverSM — might be a good option to help keep Mom or Dad safe.
If the grandchildren are coming to your senior loved one’s home for the holidays, help ensure a safe environment. From decorations to presents to food, don’t miss a detail. A Home Instead CAREGiverSM could help pull everything together.
Some seniors could unwittingly create safety risks in their abodes that include the risk of slipping on loose papers, the threat of fire or the health hazards of mold and mildew. If your senior needs help to keep the house tidy, consider support.
Spring cleaning is such a refreshing annual tradition. A brightened, fresh clean home makes all the hard work worth it. But if your senior loved one hasn’t been able to keep up with regular housekeeping chores, you may be facing a daunting task. Where to begin? Start with this list.
Careful Planning Tips for Hurricane Season - Hurricane season began on June 1, and experts are predicting an extremely active season for 2013. Already we've had one named storm hit the east coast. Devastating storm systems in the Midwest also remind us that we need to be prepared for extreme weather emergencies -- especially when it comes to caring for seniors with medical needs and limited mobility.
The conditions of aging can leave seniors at risk in their own homes. Most older adults do want to age at home. That's why family caregivers should know the signs that their loved one might be needing help at home. The following checklist from the Home Instead Senior Care® network reveals what family caregivers should look for when they are in a senior's home.
Doctor visits can be overwhelming for older adults, particularly if they have hearing problems or dementia. Seniors often appreciate someone attending an appointment with them. If a family caregiver can't attend an appointment with an older loved one, encourage or help a senior find someone – a trusted neighbor or friend – to go with him or her to provide any needed assistance.