The third week of March each year is Poison Prevention Week.
As a family caregiver this is an important opportunity for you to learn more about the risk of poisoning and how it could affect your aging parent. When many people think of poisoning, they think of an intentional act or the ingestion of specific substances. It is important to realize, however, that this is not the only form of poisoning. In fact, nearly 78 percent of instances of poisoning are unintentional and often do not involve substances that are not meant for consumption. An "unintentional" poisoning refers to an instance that does not involve a suspected suicide, abuse, or purposeful misuse of a substance.
Some things that you should know about poisoning and how it can affect your senior this Poison Prevention Week include:
How can home care services help?
If your aging parent has recently been diagnosed with a new health challenge or other issue, their needs have increased to the point that you are no longer able to handle them effectively, your schedule has changed and you are no longer able to be with them as much as you need, or you simply feel that they would benefit from more diversified care, now may be the ideal time for you to start home care for them.
An in-home senior care services provider can be there for your parent when it is best for them and their needs, as well as the amount of care that you give them. This means that they can pursue a lifestyle that is as active, engaged, independent, and fulfilling as possible as they age in place. For you, knowing that they have access to this care can ease your stress and help you to feel more confident about your parent's health and well-being throughout their later years.
If you or an aging loved-one are considering hiring Home Care Services in Alabaster, AL, please contact the caring staff at Senior Legacy Care today. Call us at (205) 380-7418.
Susan Smith, Owner
Susan Smith is the owner of Senior Legacy, an independent non-medical senior in home care business.... Read More...