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Safety For Your Aging Parent

Managing aging parents can place tension on family relationships and create stress for all of those involved. It's especially concerning when safety becomes a daily worry and the adult children live too far away or are unable to check on their parents regularly. Sending a parent to a nursing home seems like an easy fix but many don't have the financial means to pay for the steep costs of elder care or they aren't ready, even unwilling, to leave their home at this time.

If your elder parent is still living independently several steps may be taken to improve their safety and reduce the worry with leaving them alone:

     

  1. Assess their driving skills. Age does not determine if someone is still equipped to drive or not. However, age can impact a person's response time, vision, hearing, and concentration. Certain medications can also impact a person's ability to safety drive even short distances. Making sure your parent is still capable of driving safely is imperative to their safety. On a regular basis identify if your parent or relative can:
    • Drive appropriate speeds, neither too fast or too slow?
    • Is aware of pedestrians and other cars.
    • Is able to turn around to see while backing up.
    • Knows directions to and from grocery stores and doctors offices.
    • Appropriately responds to street signs and traffic lights.
    • Is not involved in an accident or near miss.
    • Stays within the marked lanes.
    • Can still physically turn the wheel and open/close the door.

     

  2. Choose a neighbor to assist and provide them a key. If your parent has a neighbor or friend that lives close by it's a good idea to get their contact information and provide them a key. Should you call and not make contact after several attempts it's a good idea to call that person and have them check the house before calling 911. This will help avoid unnecessary emergency response calls.
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  4. Obtain a medical alert system. Should your loved one have a real emergency a medical alert system will provide the fastest response. Should they fall, have a medical emergency or even have a fire or an intruder a medical alert system will provide the fastest response. Typically a your loved one will wear a pendant that allows them access to speak to a 24 hour service. Should a situation arise the service will attempt to talk to your parent and then will determine if an emergency exists. When looking at different medical alert systems you should consider:
    • Is the equipment waterproof?
    • How much is the monthly fee and how long is the monitoring contract?
    • How easy is the equipment to use?
    • Does the system offer GPS tracking?
    • Will the company periodically check-up on your loved one?
    • Do they have a good reputation?

     

  5. Equip and modify their home to improve safety. Install hand railings in the shower and on stairs to avoid falls. Move the washer and dryer to the first floor to avoid steep climbs to and from the basement. Move dishes and kitchen utensils to within safe reach.

Improving the safety and surroundings of an elderly person will allow them to love independent longer and reduce their risk of injury. Regularly assess their driving abilities, utilize a medical alert system and make their home more user friendly.

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Published:  Mon, 11 Nov 2019 02:11:00 GMT



Medical Alert: What can be done to help fight kidney disease?

NEXT WEEKEN JENNIFER: IN THIS MORNING'S MEDICAL ALERT, KIDNEY DISEASE KILLS MORE PEOPLE THAN BREAST AND PROSTATE CANCER. DIRECTOR OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND MEDIC CENTER TRANSPLA CENTER IS DR. ROFL ...

Published:  Mon, 04 Nov 2019 04:48:00 GMT



Medical Alert Pendants get a Fashion-Forward Makeover

Introducing the Limitless Icons Collection - the first of its kind Fashion-Forward Medical Alert Accessory to become available within the Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS) Industry. Medical ...

Published:  Thu, 07 Nov 2019 16:12:00 GMT



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Published:  Sat, 09 Nov 2019 10:55:03 GMT



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A Silver Alert has been issued for 87-year-old Sarasota man Litoriel Delnes Hernandez ... Hernandez is 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighs 145 pounds. He is hard of hearing and has a medical condition, ...

Published:  Mon, 11 Nov 2019 13:36:00 GMT



FallCall Medical Alert App Comes to Android

"For over a year, FallCall has sought to remove the stigma surrounding personal emergency response systems by offering a downloadable medical alert app that operates on the world's most popular ...

Published:  Tue, 05 Nov 2019 16:04:00 GMT



TRAFFIC ALERT: Pedestrian critically injured in downtown Austin after hit by vehicle

He was taken to Dell Seton Medical Center with critical, life-threatening injuries, EMS medics said. Austin police closed Lavaca Street from Fourth to Sixth streets and the intersection at Fifth and ...

Published:  Tue, 12 Nov 2019 08:54:04 GMT



Alligator bite victim still in hospital but wife says he's out of surgery

HE'S AWAKE AND ALERT, BUT HAS A LONG ROAD OF RECOVERY AHEAD. IN WEST PALM BEACH, James Boyce's wife, Terisa Boyce, told me that her husband is still recovering tonight at St. Mary's Medical Center in ...

Published:  Mon, 11 Nov 2019 15:18:00 GMT



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