Paying attention to how your elder is handling basic responsibilities in her life can help you to know when it's time for you to step in to offer more help as her caregiver or consider hiring elder care services.
Mail Isn't Getting Opened
When you stop by your senior's home, make it a point to discreetly look at places in which she usually keeps mail. If it appears that there is a great deal of mail that isn't getting opened, gently ask about ...
Dentures can be extremely helpful for your aging adult, but they can also be difficult to get used to at first. Try some of these suggestions to make the situation a little easier.
Make Sure They're Fitted Properly
Dentures that aren't properly fitted can rub your senior's gums and create sore spots. They can also slide around and cause your senior to damage her cheeks or the dentures themselves. At first, the dentures might fit well, but swelling and other discomfort from ...
Good vision helps your elderly family member in so many ways. It helps her to avoid obstacles, it allows her to see friends and family, and it can be a clue about her overall health.
Yearly Exams Are Essential
Many people don't want to go to a yearly eye exam because they don't perceive it to be necessary. But yearly eye exams help your elderly family member's eye doctor to spot potential issues before they become serious. Each exam provides another bit ...
Wearing a hearing aid can make a huge difference for a senior who is living with hearing loss. These assistive devices can boost your parent’s confidence and self-esteem, increase their functioning, and support more involvement and quality of life throughout their later years.
For many elderly adults, however, getting accustomed to their new hearing aid can be a challenge. This can cause your parent to stop using their hearing aid, taking away the possible benefits. Helping them to get accustomed to their ...