Aging at home is an appealing concept for many retirees. Their home offers comfort and support from a social circle of friends and acquaintances and also access to familiar resources, including long-term health care professionals.
As the child of these retirees, however, you may wonder how best to help your … Read More
You’ve decided that your home needs a stair lift. Either you or your partner (or possibly your parents) can’t climb or descend the stairs safely anymore, so you need a more convenient way to travel between the levels in your house.
That being said, you might have a few misgivings … Read More
Today, more and more children are caring for their elderly parents. According to the Family
Caregiver Alliance (FCA) and a 2012 study, over 43 million adults act as caregivers for someone 50 years of age or older. Additionally, almost 15 million individuals care for a relative who suffers from … Read More
According to the National Safety Council, approximately 1 million stair-related accidents occur every year. Over 662,000 of those accidents result in injuries that required hospitalization. On average, 20 to 30 percent of adults who fall down the stairs suffer head traumas, hip fractures, and lacerations.
If you wish, you and … Read More
Picture yourself living in a house that has a private elevator. Does that amenity seem like an extravagance reserved for the wealthy? It doesn’t have to be. Although residential elevators are the most expensive in-home mobility option, they can be a practical upgrade for individuals who want to ensure they … Read More
Your parents are getting older, and you’ve noticed the signs. They take longer to move around, they often forget important appointments, and they have much lower energy levels than they used to. You want to ensure that your parents stay as healthy and fit as possible, but how do you … Read More
As your parents get older, you may have noticed some of the results of aging. Perhaps they have a bit more difficulty getting around or they might forget to pay a bill. Your parents are healthy enough to continue living on their own, but you worry that life will only … Read More
Many people prefer to keep their aging parents at home rather than relocate them to a comprehensive care center. Today, it’s easier than ever to prepare your house for a wheelchair and medical equipment.
But caring for your parents at home can make life a little difficult for you sometimes, … Read More