As some of you may already be aware, February brings a whole new meaning to Senior Independence. To raise awareness, we thought it could be a good idea to create a checklist for the loved ones in your life.
1) Stock It Up: Life is packed-full of unexpected situations so be sure to prepare for them (as much as possible) and keep plenty of canned goods and prescription medication on hand in cases of bad weather or if the power goes out.
2) Aid Railings: these can be helpful in many situations, anywhere from bathroom “grab bars” to railings beside the staircase.
3) Keep up with the Jones’s: although losing weight isn’t always going to be at the top of your priority list, staying active should be. Take a tip from your neighbor Betty, those morning workouts are a sure way to keep your health in check as well as your physique.
4) What’s up Doc?: make sure that you are scheduling quarterly checkups with your Primary Care Physician good health starts with a reliable system of monitoring.
5) Stay Engaged: stay up to date and in the loop with what’s happening in your social circles as well as your family life. Having a social outlet becomes largely important, especially in later years when you find yourself lacking common connections.
6)Let the Light In: It’s a great suggestion to stock your residence with night lights, in the hallways and anywhere else you may want well lit.
7) Reducing the Risk: eliminate the clutter on your floor, and around your house, safeguard your environment to avoid any sudden slips or trips.
We hope some of these tips help to provide your loved ones the means to achieve maximum independence in their home. Swim for the sun in more ways than one, retain your independence.
Hey, Who is that on the phone with your Mother offering her discounted Medicare coverage or asking her for her social security number? It’s extremely unfortunate when our parents have gotten ill in later years or developed a disease- and all you want is to ensure their maximum independence- calls like this, happening when you’re not around, can be bothersome to say the least. Nevada SMP (Senior Medicare Patrol of Southern Nevada) empowers seniors to prevent Health care fraud not only to avoid being caught in a scam, but also to retain the confidence within themselves to stand up for what isn’t right.
Contact SMP today to gain insight on what they are able to provide the seniors within our community. (702) 486-3403 www.NevadaSMP.org
If you or someone you know and love has been affected by Parkinson’s, find the crucial information you require here. In addition to our pals over at “Friends of Parkinson’s”, there will be numerous organizations to help answer your questions and concerns!
Join Pacifica Senior Living San Martin, Healthsouth, Medtronic and more Saturday February 24th from 9 am-3 pm at Roseman University (11 Sunset Way Henderson, NV 89104). You are also welcome to call and inquire for more information!
(702) 381-4141 or visit their website: