Senior home safety is a primary concern for many family members who have a parent or loved who is trying to navigate an independent lifestyle at home. As we age, it can become difficult to navigate or complete some tasks comfortably. On the opposite end, as our home ages, it generally requires additional maintenance, upgrades, and overall improvements.
Depression is becoming a prevalent issue among older adults, but it is not a normal part of aging. Studies show that “most older adults feel satisfied with their lives, despite having more illnesses or physical problems.” However, as we get older, changes and life events may cause feelings of uneasiness and stress.
Transportation options for seniors may seem somewhat limited, but a variety of options are available. With public transportation options never being the ideal solution, some seniors are left wondering what they can do. The solution for many is maintaining their ability to drive, as well as their vehicle. This option is an excellent choice for some seniors, but it is not free of obstacles.
Assisted living vs. home care continues to be a debate; in short, what makes them different? While these care options may seem similar, they are quite different. As far as assisted living communities vs. in-home care on a competitive level, there is no clear winner as the results vary on your loved one’s needs and desires.
Senior care technology is an ever-changing industry and while you may not think that senior living communities would feature a lot of technology, they do. The goal of communities, like HarborChase Senior Living, is to keep your loved one safe! That way they can have some R&R, and you can rest a little easier, too. We take pride in every service, every amenity, and every safety feature provided at our community. Here are some of the cutting-edge senior care technologies available.
At HarborChase Senior Living, we value our residents, and love to share helpful information with them to improve their quality of life! In recent years, the popularity of senior scams is on the rise, and many older adults are being targeted and taken advantage of. With the risk of being scammed increasing, it is essential to work with your loved one to identify and avoid popular scams.
We want to highlight three popular scams that target seniors and pose a threat to their property, finances, or well-being. Be sure to share these scams with the senior in your life so they can stay informed and keep an eye out for these fraudulent schemes!
It is vital to ensure your older loved ones stay physically fit to maintain their health, and it is also essential for seniors to remain mentally fit! It is important to check in on how your loved ones are feeling, especially if they are elderly seniors in independently living. It may sometimes be hard for seniors to distinguish signs of depression; especially with trivial ups and downs. There are some common misconceptions with elderly adults experiencing depression while living independently:
In certain scenarios, a senior’s growing need for assistance may be suddenly apparent, and other times, a need for assistance may be gradual and harder to detect. So, what is the best way to tell if your older parent needs assistance with maintenance or overall assisted living services?