What many of us most want to do right now is give our loved ones a big hug and sit down for some intimate heart-to-heart conversation. Unfortunately, that’s just not possible these days, even if we live nearby. We have put together some information about online communication for senior loved ones to help you and your loved ones stay connected during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Respite care provides a temporary break for family caregivers. No matter how much you love the person you are caring for, caregiving is hard and can drain your personal and emotional resources. It is important to take time for yourself when you can. You can arrange respite care for any amount of time from a couple of hours a week to several weeks a month.
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Many seniors rely on the care and support of multiple people. This type of community is important, but can also be a problem if everyone isn’t working in sync. Use these strategies to help you unify a senior’s care team and work together.
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One-third of seniors
don’t have money left over at the end of each month. This and other monetary concerns make financial planning especially important for seniors. About 1 in 20 seniors
have experienced financial mistreatment. Since many seniors already face uncertainties and struggles financially, seniors need an understanding of how to plan financially and how to protect themselves from financial risks. Therefore, we have put together a few tips on how to help seniors with financial planning.
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It’s likely that more than 200 million people are living with osteoporosis, a medical condition marked by having fragile bones. This condition is especially common among older women
, and it can be dangerous. May is National Osteoporosis Month. Since seniors are at greater risk of this disease, it’s important to learn how to prevent or manage osteoporosis. Therefore, we will discuss how osteoporosis affects seniors, symptoms of osteoporosis, risk factors and more.
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For seniors, travel can be especially challenging and risky. use these top tips to make senior travel fun and safe. As adults age, their family members tend to act as long-distance caregivers. The average distance
a long-distance caregiver lives from a senior is 450 miles. That means if seniors travel to see their loved ones, they often go a long way. It’s common for seniors to have some trouble getting around like they used to. So, it’s not surprising that long-distance travel can be a real challenge. Therefore, here’s a few tips for traveling with seniors to make the trip safer and more comfortable for aging adults.
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Only about 28%-34% of people aged 65-74 are physically active. Exercise is essential for good health, but it can be risky if not performed properly. Use these exercises that are safe for seniors to ensure they stay healthy.
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Con artists often target seniors through the phone, mail or internet. Therefore, we have put together a few tips for seniors on how to avoid scams.
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Hidden home hazards can make your elderly loved one’s life more challenging and put them at greater risk of injury. Low budget home modifications can make a significant difference. Making inexpensive home improvements can increase senior safety and comfort. Our team here at HomeSpark has compiled a checklist of low budget home modifications for seniors and loved one’s to follow!
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