For the last 53 years, May has been recognized as Older Americans Month. With 10,000 people turning over 65 every day, we all have someone in our lives that we should celebrate during this time. That doesn’t mean the rest of the year you’re off-the-hook, but it’s a good way to remember to check in on some very important every-day things to keep your older friend or family member safe.
Home Safety Assessment
Check around the house for tripping hazards, lights burned out or overgrown shrubs as a place to start…or find a professional in the area who is trained to look for the obvious and less obvious fall risk hazards.
Find local activities like Senior Health and Fitness Day events that are being held in over 30,000 cities across the United States and enjoy the fun together.
How about the annual vision or hearing test? We can help by making the plan and the appointment and getting our friend or family member to the important appointment. Because the annual exams are not typically part of an overall visit to the doctor, it is good to make sure that they are done too.
Relieve the Caregiver