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Family Conversations with Elderly Drivers

Family Conversations with Elderly Drivers

The thought of not driving anymore for seniors is depressing. The implications are significant–fewer trips outside the home, increase dependency on others, fewer social opportunities and the fear of being a burden to others. Discussions on driving are likely to be emotional for all parties involved, but they should not be put off. Constructing a game plan: – Be prepared…

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Managing Medications for Seniors

Managing Medications for Seniors

The average 65 – 69 year-old fills 13.6 prescriptions per year, while those 80 – 84 years old have 18.2 prescriptions filled annually. Taking multiple medications and seeing different doctors can be a prescription for a serious medication problem. Serious Problems The most serious medication problems involving seniors tend to focus around these scenarios: – Not taking medicine correctly —…

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Five Questions about Long-Term Care

Five Questions about Long-Term Care

1. What is long-term care? Long-term care refers to the ongoing services and support needed by people who have chronic health conditions and disabilities. There are three levels of long-term care: – Skilled care-round-the-clock care by professional health care providers. – Intermediate care-less frequent care – Custodial care-personal care such as bathing, eating, and dressing which Perpetual Home Care provides…

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15 Reasons for Home Care

15 Reasons for Home Care

Studies have found that an estimated 90 percent of infirmed and elderly individuals prefer home care over institutional care. – Home care helps keep families together. Compare this to taking an elderly person away from her loved ones. At no time is family more important than during times of illness. – Home care helps seniors maintain their independence. Home care…

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