New Technologies Are Helping Seniors & Relieving Caregivers
Technology moves fast, and every day it seems like there's a whole new flock of innovations that are presented to become a part of our daily lives. The technologies available to seniors are no different, and there are a lot of great minds developing devices to make your life easier and safer. However, even though the technology keeps moving, its main goal is to let you age in place. The field, often referred to as telehealth, is an effort to take the efficiency and convenience of telecommunications and use it to provide health care.
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Home Remodeling Tips For Seniors to Age Safely in Their Homes
Home modifications allow seniors to remain comfortably in their homes enjoying their typical day to day activities despite the lifestyle changes that come with aging. Listed below are home modification ideas from Seniors Guide – Your comprehensive guide to all things senior.
Prevent trips and falls by:
• Removing or securing all carpets and area rugs with double-sided tape
• Placing reflective, nonskid tape on uncarpeted stairs
• Rearranging all extension cords and phone cords so that they are out of the walkway
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Senior Care Terms
Adult Day Care services will watch over senior loved ones for a set, scheduled time while the caregiver is temporarily unavailable. This relieves the caregiver while they are at work, running errands - or just simply need a rest from their day-to-day care giving responsibilities.
Alert Systems are helping to assist with 24/7 senior care. Medical Alert Systems are alarms that are designed to immediately notify emergency services and medical personnel in the event of an accident in the home of a senior or other medical emergency.
Bathroom Remodeling and Home Modifications can provide physical adaptation to the home which can make living and "aging in place" easier. Installing a walk in tub, converting a tub to a shower, adding grab bars, installing ramps, handrails, chair lifts, etc can allow safe access to and ease of use to the individual's primary living space, bathroom, kitchen, or main exit/entrance to the home.
Case Management or Care Coordination Care Coordinators or Case Managers can be useful when making decisions about a seniors care. These professionals have developed knowledge of the industry and the wide variety of options that may suit a senior's need. They can be available to help assess the needs of a onetime decision, or move; or help communicate and guide family members through many decisions regarding care of a loved one.
Elder Law and Legal Services Elder Law is a specialty practice of law for seniors, covering estate planning, wills, trusts, arrangements for care, social security and retirement benefits, and other senior specific legal assistance.
Financial Planning, Insurance Products and Reverse Mortgages offer a variety of guidance that can include: Retirement Planning, Long Term Care Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Death Benefit Insurance, Expense planning and budgeting, reverse mortgage review, long term care planning, estate planning, etc. all with seniors in mind.
Funeral Planning and Cremation Services whether it's inquiring about a pre-arranged funeral, an immediate need or to find out more information on cremation and casket options, the following services are here for you in your time of grief.
Government Benefits and Nonprofit Agencies Find more information on senior benefits or government programs that assist seniors. Also included are non-profit agencies that provide aid to seniors for little to no cost.
Medical Equipment, Hearings Aids and Visual Products For all senior needs, these products can assist with living at home. Made for in home use and care, the products found here will make every day functions easier and more comfortable including health monitoring equipment, respiratory therapy equipment, wound dressing supplies, shower chairs, commodes, incontinence products, back supports and much more can be found here. Also included here are products for senior hearing and senior visual aids.
Medical Services, Clinics, Physicians and Dentists Find Health Professionals that will care for senior health. Medical Services, Clinics, Physicians and Dentists that specialize in senior health can all be found here. You'll find doctors specializing in geriatrics, hearing, vision, Oncology, Orthopedics, and more can be found here.
Mobility Products give seniors the ability to remain independent by staying mobile. These include: Stair Lifts, Wheelchairs, Scooters, Walkers, Power Chairs, Electric Wheelchairs, Standard Wheelchairs, Ramps, and more...
Pharmacy Services and Dietary Supplements Find senior friendly local pharmacies here. Also included in this product category are senior diet information and senior dietary supplements that improve and assist in maintaining senior health.
Realtor Services, Moving Services, Packing Services and Downsizing Services Whether you are looking to sell your home, move items into storage or just organize your home for ease - the advertisers in this section will be able to assist. Seniors looking to organize, downsize or sell their home can find more information here.
Restaurants, Entertainment, Shopping and Transportation Looking for senior friendly activities, food and entertainment? Look no further than here. Find out more by clicking below for senior activities, restaurants, shopping and activities for seniors.
Senior Housingfrom active retirement communities through more intense senior care, you can find all levels of senior retirement living options here.