Staying on Top of Things: Aging Parents Telling Signs
By Diana Beam
Thanksgiving is over and you are home from visiting your aging parents. You may have had a great time sharing and eating all your favorite dishes that mom has been cooking for years. Have you noticed anything different with your aging parents?
Did you scan through the whole house and see changes and did you have conversations with them to address certain issues regarding their health, wellness and mobility?
Issues we have discussed on our blog regarding conversations with our elderly parents. Their medical, financial, housing and legal issues…you and your siblings might have noticed the needs and are on top of things.
Some aging parents may not be able to live independently and need outside care or getting into a nursing home. During your feasting you may have brought up some critical issues with your aging parents and sibling about their wellbeing.
If you did…that is wonderful. If not…don’t feel guilty. We know how it feels…it is never easy to mix cocktail and desserts with life issues like health and nursing home. You already showed you cared by visiting your aging parents and checked out their current situation…you are aware of the changes and needs. That is the important first step.
The next step now is to figure out how you can assist your aging parents and find a supportive team for them, either through your siblings or through an organization like Keeping In Touch Solutions.
Here are some questions for you as you recall your aging parents’ situation:
How is their mood?
Do they speak and walk slower than before?
Do they need assistance to walk?
Did they lose interest in their hobby?
Is their home in the same condition or seem to lack of attention?
How are their eating habits?
How is their sleeping habit?
Did they constantly bring up an issue that seemed to worry them?
In the month of December we are providing Stocking Stuffer Suggestions to our readers who have aging parents or grandparents. Today we are offering our very own best selling item, Lock Box, so you can check in or have your parents’ friends and neighbor check in if there is an emergency.
We are offering a well made and easy to use lock box that is safe for you to place a house key inside. It will save a lot of time locating a key during emergencies. Make sure you get the phone numbers of your aging parents’ friends and neighbors who has the access to the lock box.
Keeping in Touch Solutions would like to offer our assistance to you. If you have any questions, please write your comments below and one of us will get back to you as soon as possible.
A daily check-in call could be the lifeline, the joy you give someone that makes the biggest difference in their perception of what old age is like.
Contact me at 317-480-1038 today. Let’s make a difference together.
I’m Diana Beam, Founder of Keeping in Touch Solutions. It is my heartfelt desire for every person to live a happy and healthy life in the place they call home, no matter what their age. You can’t put a price on peace of mind for your parents and yourself. It’s priceless . . . and significant.
For that reason, the goal of every Keeping In Touch Solutions program is to provide a caring connection and service that both the elderly and their caregivers can rely on to make living that good life easier.
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