With a new year comes the hope of starting anew and changing bad habits. Here are five appointments your parents need to make this year.
Agency on Aging
Make sure your parents go talk to their local agency on aging. They may not be aware of programs that can help them age at home. Meals on Wheels, transportation services, and companionship visits are all possibilities.
Your mom and dad may also find there are programs available to help them complete their annual taxes and set a budget. If the agency on aging doesn’t offer a service your parents need, they can often direct them to someone who offers it.
Annual Health Exam
Your mom and dad should go for yearly health exams. If they’ve been skipping them, now is the time to get caught up. Your… Continue reading
Elderly adults are particularly vulnerable to a variety of health concerns and conditions, including heat stroke. Simply being older increases their risk, but they can also be at higher risk if they suffer from high blood pressure, heart disease, circulation problems, or obesity. This condition can lead to very severe consequences, including heart, kidney, and brain damage, and even death. Knowing how to properly handle heat-related illnesses and injuries can help to diminish the impact of excessive heat and reduce the risk of severe consequences.
Use these tips to help you handle the situation if your senior is suffering from heat exhaustion or heat stroke: