Recently, Lisa, a friend of mine, noticed that her elderly mom
Aging family members often want to hold onto their independence. Plus, the desire to remain in their home for as long as they can becomes more prevalent as they age. In fact, according to a recent AARP study, 92% of seniors aged 65 to 74 and 95% of those age 75+ want to remain in their home as long as possible.
As our loved ones age, they can undergo several physical and psychological changes that can make us wonder if they are still able to care for themselves. However, these changes may be difficult to detect, especially if you live far away. We can
Caring for the elderly can be challenging
A tree fell on Leila’s house trapping her in the bedroom under insulation and sheetrock. Fortunately her grandson was visiting from out of state and heard the noise at 5:00 a.m. Things would have been much worse if her grandson had not been there and heard the noise.
Anything can happen to anyone on any given day – some intentional and often accidental.
The Atlanta Journal reported that Leila was taken to the Grady Memorial Hospital to be treated for minor injuries on her eye and a little swelling. Her grandson said,
When you visited Grandma recently, you noticed that her bathroom seems to be unclean and she, too, seems disheveled.