Aging alone comes with unique challenges. These may include social isolation, loss of independence and mobility, and difficulty managing finances or activities of daily living. Seniors who are aging alone may also struggle with tasks such as meal preparation, keeping up with home maintenance chores, paying bills, and maintaining personal health care. Find out how working with an Aging Life Care Manager® helped Sally make a plan to enjoy the best quality of life in her senior years.
Dehydration and malnutrition can be of serious concern for seniors. Chronic conditions, lack of transportation, and mobility issues are among a few of the reasons that may prevent elderly loved ones from getting the proper nutrition and hydration they need. It’s important to be aware of the risks for malnutrition for seniors and take the necessary steps to get them help.
As we age, our risk of coronary artery disease increases, as the arteries of aging adults have been exposed to other risk factors like hypertension or high cholesterol for an extended period of time. This is why it’s important to be aware of a senior’s predispositions, as well as try and detect the disease as early as possible to help improve quality of life and longevity for seniors.
The sandwich generation are facing unique challenges and considerable stress, caught in the middle of caring for young children and aging parents. These responsibilities can have a gross impact on the mental and physical health of these caregivers, and many struggle to stay balanced.
If it’s been a while since you last saw your parents, or spent a significant amount of time with them, there may be changes you notice that are alarming to you. Some changes are a normal part of aging, but others can be indications of something more serious like dementia or other health concerns. During the holidays, it is a good idea to proactively look for warning signs or changes in your aging parents, and seek out extra help.