As we grow older, health conditions can arise that can lead to an uptick in the number of medications we need to manage them. With the number of prescriptions growing, it can be challenging to keep track of it all. This could lead to missed doses, mixing up medications, or other serious issues.
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With over 6 million seniors affected, and only 10% seeking treatment, senior depression is becoming a more prominent problem among the senior population. While the first thought in your head is likely, “why is the percentage of those seeking treatment so low?” you should consider certain variables.
As the senior in your life climbs the staircase of life, they will become more fragile than they used to be. Even a simple fall could put your loved one’s health in serious jeopardy. Depending on their situation, the risk of no one being around may be likely and cause for serious concern. Senior care technology is a booming industry that could help ease some of your worries. This industry is constantly shifting and you may not have the time to keep up with it but we do! Oaks Senior Living understands your concerns and we are here to help put your worries to rest.
Today, it is common for seniors to use the internet to check email, read the news, chat with friends, and so much more! Spending more time online puts a loved one at risk for scams or hacks, including tax fraud. Oaks Senior Living understands the importance of staying current with trending scams and we’d like to share some of these with residents and guests to prevent any fraud!
Spring weather is the perfect time to get active and productive around the house! During this time of year, it’s common for many seniors to start cleaning their home or senior apartment and getting rid of any household items that they don’t have a use for anymore.
As seasons are finally changing, it is the perfect time to help mom and dad clean out the garage or do some yard work before winter takes over. Now is as good a time as any to help your parents with seasonal maintenance. If your elderly parents are not utilizing any senior living services, this will put more pressure on you to help maintain your parent’s household.
It is that time of year again, where Apple is launching the latest smartphone. Naturally, your 15-year-old has been asking you non-stop about purchasing the newest gadget for them. But, you are a little awe-struck when your senior mother is wanting the same phone! Seniors have been adapting to the change in technology and closing the learning curve. The internet and other modern devices can be very beneficial for information and socialization, but it is not risk-free. It is up to you to educate your older loved ones on safety tips in technology for seniors!
Most people think summertime is filled with warm weather, sunshine and relaxation. It provides most with the opportunity to be outside and enjoy time with loved ones doing a variety of activities. For the elderly, however, those same appealing pastimes can be dangerous when seniors and their caregivers do not take the proper precautions.
While the winter weather in Georgia may not be as intense as the snow and cold our Northern friends are experiencing, that we take the necessary precautions for our older loved ones. December 22nd, 2015 kicked off the first official day of winter, so it’s safe to say this very chilly weather is well underway.