BY: Beverly Bernstein Joie, MS, CMC
President, Elder Connections
Does Your Aging Parent Need to Move?
There are subtle signs that your aging parent needs help: spoiled food in the refrigerator, dust on the furniture, spills on floors and carpets, and piles of late bills or old newspapers. The failure to tune into those signs can lead to not-so-subtle problems such as falls and health issues that threaten your elderly parent’s ability to remain at home.
Signs Your Aging Parent Needs More Care
- Look over the grocery list. Has your elderly loved one’s declining health prompted purchasing more convenience and junk foods, and neglect proper nutrition?
- Look up at fans and ceilings. Has the inability to lift one’s arms and climb stepstools prevented your loved one from cleaning soot and grime from high places?
- Look down at frayed carpets, throw rugs, objects and furniture, which could be creating tripping hazards.
- Look below bathroom and kitchen sinks. Is poor eyesight making it difficult for your elderly relative to read medication labels and to properly store cleaning materials?
- Check the refill date against the number of pills in the bottle to help determine if your loved one is taking medication regularly.
- Look at your senior’s appearance. Is clothing dirty and unkempt, and is your loved one neglecting personal hygiene?
Moving Planners a Resource for those Who Care about Seniors
Moving from your home is one of the most stressful life experiences — imagine when your senior needs more care and must move to a senior living community. Elder Connections provides resources to assist you in obtaining better senior care for your aging parent. Moving Planners can help you move your elderly parent. You will get a plan, expert move management and professional personal care for a smooth and successful relocation – a guarantee for better senior care.
Jefrey and Diana Bacal