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Ultimate Senior Safety & Well-Being Checklist

Ultimate Senior Safety & Well-Being Checklist

Ultimate Senior Safety & Well-Being Checklist

Ultimate Senior Safety & Well-Being Checklist

 

The NBN Group located in Cherry Hill, New Jersey is dedicated to delivering world class comprehensive home care services including, skilled nursing, respiratory equipment and therapists,  infusion and pharmacy services, and behavioral programs. It is our belief that by having all home care services originate from one company, superior coordination of care is provided and ultimately better patient outcomes are achieved.

 

Heading “home for the holidays” is an American tradition. Families scattered by circumstance and time converge again under one roof to give thanks and celebrate. These traditions bond families despite forces of the modern age that tend to separate them. The holidays also give family members of all generations an opportunity to see how one another are doing and whether anyone may need help or encouragement.

 

Home for the Holidays: Assuring Senior Parents are Safe

 

It’s frequently older parents who host the traditional holiday festivities that are so crucial to the long-term stability of families. Because of this, many people see parents they haven’t seen in quite a while, perhaps even since last year’s holidays. If you are visiting an elderly loved one over the holidays, you can use the visit as an opportunity to assess their well-being in addition to enjoying quality time with your family. To help inform the nature of these conversations, we created a handy, printable checklist, which you can download by clicking the link below. Those of you who haven’t seen your parents in a while may have an advantage at detecting issues: A warning sign that has cropped up since your last visit will be more readily apparent to you than if you had witnessed it develop gradually.

Of course you don’t want to spend Christmas dinner talking about medications, but you can reserve some time during the beginning or end of your visit to go over these items without interrupting or detracting from the joyfulness and dignity of the festivities. According to a Harris Interactive survey we commissioned, 43% of adult children who will visit their parents or in-laws this holiday season are planning to discuss issues such as health, finances, housing, mobility and memory loss. 

Senior Safety & Well-Being Checklist: Click Here to Download the 55 Item Checklist

 

 

Originally posted: A Place For Mom

Senior Services Squeezed by National Funding Crisis

Senior Services Squeezed by National Funding Crisis

Senior Services Squeezed by National Funding Crisis

 

Senior Services Squeezed by National Funding Crisis

The NBN Group located in Cherry Hill, New Jersey is dedicated to delivering world class comprehensive home care services including, skilled nursing, respiratory equipment and therapists, infusion and pharmacy services, and behavioral programs. It is our belief that by having all home care services originate from one company, superior coordination of care is provided and ultimately better patient outcomes are achieved.

Community services for seniors living at home are getting squeezed by the national funding crisis, according to a recently released report by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a), making it harder for older Americans to maintain independent lifestyles. 

Local Area Agencies on Aging in nine states indicated in a November 2013 n4a survey that a range of community-based aging programs and services for older Americans are suffering from stagnant or reduced federal funding. 

Nearly 85% of survey respondents reported they won’t be able to provide sufficient aging services if federal cuts—including sequestration—continue.

Most leaders of the agencies polled said they were concerned about the ability of seniors in the community to be able to remain living independently at home instead of moving into more costly institutional settings. 

While 60% of respondents were able to partially offset the fiscal year 2013 budget cuts, around three-quarters of those same respondents indicated they wouldn’t be able to do so again this year. The funding situation has led to cuts in many local aging programs, says n4a, with nearly three-quarters of agencies saying they were forced to reduce the number of home-delivered and congregate meals served.

Around half of those surveyed said their agencies had reduced transportation services that help older adults with mobility challenges get rides to doctors’ appointments, the pharmacy, grocery store, or other essential destinations. 

“Unfortunately, we found what we feared: Aging Network leaders are deeply concerned about their ability to meet their communities’ demands for critical senior services,” said n4a CEO Sandy Markwood in a statement. “Sadly, the problem will only grow deeper and more painful if federal budget cuts like sequestration continue.” 

Access the full report, ”Squeezing Seniors: Aging Community Fears National Crisis as a Result of Federal Budget Cuts.”  

 

Original post: HomeHealthcareNews.com 

 

 

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