Taking Care of Your Senior Parent: “I Wish I Knew What I Know Now When My Dad Needed Help”

The old adage is true: You don't know what you don't know. Annie*, nearing retirement age herself, found herself, along with her brother, needing to help her aging father. When they first started out, they were not aware of the options available for either care, when each type of care was appropriate, or how to pay for the much-needed care. Annie and her brother George* researched and learned as they broached new challenges to ensuring the best care possible for their father. Annie Shares Her Story: "About a month after my father moved to my brother's home in Los Angeles, [...]

2020-04-14T16:21:05-07:00January 2nd, 2019|Articles, Senior Care|

Transitioning from a Wheelchair to a Walker

After an accident, it’s great news to be told by your doctor that you can start putting weight on a leg, joint, or foot after being confined to a wheelchair for several months. It can also be a little scary, especially is you are older. You may worry about pain, or accidentally injuring yourself again. A 93-year old mother of a friend had fallen shortly before Christmas, fracturing her femur and patella. “Mryna” was told to keep her right leg immobile and not to bear any weight on it. After four months of being wheelchair-bond, she was starting to feel [...]

2021-06-16T12:52:05-07:00July 2nd, 2018|Articles, Senior Care|

Reduce the Risk of Falling for Seniors

One of the most common worries for seniors is injury due to a fall.  Many factors can contribute to this, things like medical conditions and even medications.  This can be especially worrisome for someone living alone.  While you should always see your doctor if you are worried about health changes, here are some tips to help reduce the risk of falling for seniors. 7 Tips to Risk Falling for Seniors Share with your doctor at your appointments Medications- Have a list of all of your medications written down.  Your list should include any over the counter medications, supplements, and vitamins. [...]

2020-04-14T16:41:35-07:00January 8th, 2018|Articles, Senior Care|
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