Is it time for a home safety assessment? As physical abilities change with age, it becomes more difficult to navigate home life safely. For this reason, it is important to perform a safety assessment of your aging loved one’s home. Beyond safety, modifications can increase efficiency and reduce the stress of daily tasks.
How Do I Know if My Loved One Needs Help? Most health-related problems are gradual. If your loved one is suffering from accidents or falls, or has recently undergone an acute medical procedure, she may need support when she returns to her home. Getting support for a transition can prevent future incidents and hospitalizations.
How to get help for a resistant loved-one. More times than not, an elderly person will initially be resistant to help. Why?, you might wonder. The simple answer is that it’s hard to admit there is a problem. For many, accepting help amounts to acknowledging a decline in health and/or cognitive function. It also symbolizes a loss of independence. These changes are a fact of life, but adjusting to the “new normal” is tough and can take time.