Keeping your aging loved ones safe at home for the Holidays and beyond

Published: Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 15:47 PM.

•       Safety. If your father has more difficulty walking, make sure he has a cane, walker or the proper support; remove throw rugs or other potential tripping hazards; and look into installing grab bars and no-slip strips where needed.

•       Housekeeping: As seniors experience declining health, they may have more trouble keeping up with the housework. If you notice the house looks more unkempt than usual, consider senior care services that include light housekeeping.

•       Medication; Try to notice if your senior loved one is taking his or her prescribed medications at the appropriate time (e.g. mealtime or before bed) and if the pill box is organized. If he or she is not keeping a reliable medication schedule, you may want to look into home care services that offer medication reminders.

For more information about Home Instead Senior Care, please visit www.homeinstead.com/689 or call 334-699-6815.

ABOUT HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE®

Founded in 1994 in Omaha, Nebraska by Lori and Paul Hogan, the Home Instead Senior Care® network is the world's largest provider of non-medical in-home care services for seniors, with nearly 1,000 independently owned and operated franchises providing in excess of 45 million hours of care throughout the United States, Canada, Japan, Portugal, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Taiwan, Switzerland, Germany, South Korea, Finland, Austria, Italy, the Netherlands and Mexico. Local Home Instead Senior Care offices employ more than 65,000 CAREGiversSM worldwide who provide basic support services – assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), personal care, medication reminders, meal preparation, light housekeeping, errands, incidental transportation and shopping – which enable seniors to live safely and comfortably in their own homes for as long as possible. In addition, CAREGivers are trained in the network’s groundbreaking Alzheimer’s Disease or Other Dementias CARE: Changing Aging Through Research and Education® Program to work with seniors who suffer from these conditions. This world class curriculum is also available free to family caregivers online or through local Home Instead Senior Care offices. At the Home Instead Senior Care network, it’s relationship before task, while continuing to provide superior quality service that enhances the lives of seniors everywhere.



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