49 Percent of Senior Hospitalizations Can Be Prevented
The Home Instead Senior Care office serving Vancouver, WA and Clark County, and the cities of Ridgefield, Battle Ground, Camas and Washougal is sponsoring a local program called Prevent Senior Hospitalizations. The program provides resources to Clark County families to help them identify and act on potential warning signs that may cause senior hospitalizations or readmissions. Home Instead Senior Care is providing free resources and information about common risk factors and the steps that families can take to help ensure a healthy lifestyle for elderly loved ones.
Time to Start Talking: Making Parents Part of the Aging Process Now
The Home Instead Senior Care office serving Vancouver, WA and Clark County, and the cities of Ridgefield, Battle Ground, Camas and Washougal 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 Clark County 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 Arms Families with Tools to Protect Senior Loved Ones from Scams
Vancouver senior care experts are urging residents of Clark County and their families to be alert for scammers who may be targeting their senior loved ones with a variety of senior fraud schemes, such as identity theft, Medicaid/Medicare and medication fraud, and financial exploitation.. Home Instead Senior Care is pleased to offer the Senior Fraud Protection Kit designed to help protect seniors from fraud.