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If you have an aging parent who’s living home alone, you may worry about their physical and mental wellbeing. While it’s important to maintain a positive mindset, there’s no arguing injury and other life-threatening incidences can happen. To ensure your loved one lives a safe, yet comfortable lifestyle, you may want to consider various safety products for their protection. Should these safety products fail to live up to your expectations, you may want to have an honest discussion with your loved one about assisted living.
Paradise Living Centers provides luxury assisted living in Paradise Valley and Phoenix.
Certified care managers, caregivers, and dedicated nurses are available 24/7 to ensure every resident receives excellent care. We understand that talking to a loved one about assisted living can be difficult, but we work tirelessly to give residents and their families the peace of mind they deserve. Ultimately, we provide a welcoming, warm, and loving environment to help make your loved one’s transition as seamless as possible.
When you’re ready to talk about assisted living, just know we’ll be here to answer all of your questions. For the purpose of this blog, though, we’re going to focus on our recommended safety products to ensure maximum protection for your aging parents, while they are still living independently. One of the best things you can do for the health and safety of your loved one is provided a pre-programmed phone. This is usually a great first step and simple introduction to assisted living.
To start, consider purchasing a flip phone with very few features. You could pre-program important contacts into the phone to make it as easy as possible for your loved one to make calls. Often times, technology is not the easiest task to grasp for aging seniors, but with practice, your loved one will have the tool he or she needs to prepare for emergency situations. Emergency services’, family members’, and doctors’ numbers should be programmed into the phone to cover all of your bases.
In addition to a pre-programmed phone, monitoring systems are great for seniors living alone. According to the National Council on Aging, one-third of Americans aged 65 and older fall each year. Furthermore, falls are the leading cause of fatal injury among older adults. In the event of a sudden or life-threatening injury, it’s important your parent or loved one has access to a phone or medical team. A monitoring system with a medical alert button in each bathroom and other locations throughout the house can help ensure your loved one is supported and safe.
Lastly, it may help to set-up a security system outside the house. That way, your loved one is protected both inside and outside their home. If you have questions or concerns about your parents’ safety, call Paradise Living Centers today. We work with families to ensure current and future residents receive the help they need. Call 480.878.4112 to speak with our Care Manager today.