Time to Start Talking: Making Parents Part of the Aging Process Now
The Home Instead Senior Care office serving East Lansing is sponsoring the "40-70 Rule®" program, which includes an Action Plan for Successful AgingSM and other resources to help ease conversations between adult children and their parents. Discussing aging issues, such as living arrangements, finances, dating, end-of-life decisions and driving, early and often can save families years of heartache, tension and even legal battles.
Nearly Half of Senior Home Accidents Are Preventable, ER Doctor Survey Says
According to adult children surveyed by Home Instead Inc., 65 percent of senior homes have at least one potential safety issue. The Home Instead Senior Care office serving East Lansing is offering a free home safety checklist, an online safety assessment and recommendations for inexpensive modifications that could ensure the safety of older loved ones and help with aging in place as part of the organization's Making Home Safer for SeniorsSM program.
Local Program Brightens the Holidays for Tri-County Seniors
The local office of the Home Instead Senior Care® network, serving East Lansing, the world's largest provider of non-medical in-home care and companionship services for older adults, has partnered with local non-profit agencies and area retailers for the Be a Santa to a Senior program, which provides gifts and companionship to seniors who otherwise might not receive either this holiday season.
Answering the Call: Local Program Helps Family Caregivers Prepare for Senior Emergencies
If you're an adult son or daughter who lives in fear of getting "the call" – the one that tells you "Mom has suffered a stroke," or "Dad accidentally overdosed on his medications" – do you have the information you need to help your loved one? Many don't, according to research conducted for the Home Instead Senior Care® network. The organization conducted research with family caregivers to find out how much they know and developed a public education program with resources that can help family caregivers keep important information at their fingertips.Read more