Semi-Annual Reminders

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By Martie Cruz


Daylight saving time begins this weekend! We know that some people really miss that lost hour of sleep, but for us, the longer days more than make up for it.

 

We also think the twice-yearly event of changing the clocks serves as a handy reminder to take care of a few other things that may not be on our regular schedule. Everyone knows it's a good time to check the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, but here are some other things that changing your clocks can help you remember to do for an older adult in your life:

 

  • Schedule well visits and teeth cleanings.

 

  • If the older person still drives, consider doing a "ride-along" or otherwise assessing whether it's still safe for them to be behind the wheel. Here are some things to watch.

 

 

  • Take them on a cemetery visit to pay their respects to a deceased loved one – particularly if you didn't have / won't have time on Veteran's Day or Memorial Day.

     
  • Ask them if there are any updates they'd like to make to their financial or end-of-life plans.

     
  • Help them reach out to a friend or loved one with whom they've lost touch.

 

For more information about the care and well-being of older adults, please contact us.

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