Do you know if they have living wills, health care powers of attorney or do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders? An advance directive is a legal document that goes into effect only if a person is incapacitated and unable to speak for themselves. It helps others know what type of medical care they want – or don’t want.
How many prescriptions drugs/meds do you take?
If you’re over 65-years-old, you probably take at least one – maybe more.
Studies show that more than 85 percent of those age 65 and older take at least one prescription drug or meds – with more than 35 percent regularly taking five or more prescription and over-the-counter medications.
Every second of every day, an older adult (age 65+) falls in the United States – making falls the leading cause of injury and death in that age group.
The good news, many falls are preventable – which is the focus of National Fall Prevention Awareness Week. From September 18 – 24, we’ll be joining with other organizations to raise awareness about fall prevention and helping older adults live without the fear of falling. Continue reading Raising Awareness About Fall Prevention
Your mom and dad have lived safely and independently in their home for more than 50
years, but lately you’ve noticed things are a little off – there’s spoiled food in the fridge, mom’s hair is no longer perfectly styled and dad spends most of the day watching Gunsmoke re-runs.
Is it time to start thinking about moving them to an assisted living community?
Looking for something to do when the kids go back to school?
Have you thought about professional caregiving?
At the Tudor Oaks Home Care, we offer flexible schedules that that allow busy moms to make extra money and do meaningful work without missing their kids’ school plays, soccer practice or other family events.