As we grow older, we become more prone to slips and falls around the house. In fact, with more than 2.8 million injuries occurring annually from falls in the home, they are becoming the leading cause of both fatal and non-fatal injuries among adults 65 and older. As aging is becoming the new normal for seniors, we need to begin to take precautions to make sure that our homes are safe?we need to start preparing our homes before a fall occurs.
What better time to learn about self-care than in September—national self-care awareness month. Developing good habits after retirement isn’t always easy, but it can be even harder if you don’t know where to start! We have come up with a simple, but effective plan for the start of your good self-care habits.
Caregivers Ease Patients With Favorite Music No one can deny the power music can have over us. It can change our mood from sad to excited and back again. Creating a playlist for your loved one comprised of songs from their happiest times and sharing it with their caregiver can have many positive effects. It can help regulate moods and keep spirits lively warding away depression. And it has a profound relationship to memory.
Donating blood has become an important part of the medical world. The Red Cross alone sponsors more than 145,000 blood drives per year! When more blood drives are hosted, more facilities can be utilized, which means more people can find convenient locations to donate. If you are a first-time donor, donating blood can be an intimidating process. But if you know what to expect beforehand it can be a much easier and smoother process!
Taking on the position of caregiver comes with both positive and negatives. For some, being a caregiver can become a fulfilling bonding experience, but, for others, taking on the responsibilities of being a caregiver can become overwhelming and stressful. For many, trying to balance a busy life with caring for a loved one often becomes too much to fit on one plate. Individuals can lose themselves as they begin to feel overwhelmed with all the responsibilities that come with caring for an aging parent or ill loved one.