Did you know that 1/4 Americans age 65 + fall every year?
Some of the Contributing Factors to falls are:
· Weak muscles in legs
· Poor balance
· Sudden drops in blood pressure
· Poor Vision
· Slower Reflexes
Reasons to Have a Home Safety Check:
Falls can be Fatal.
Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans.
Falls are Costly!
The national cost for hip surgery ranges between $65.000 and $68.000 per patient.
In 2015, Medicare exceeded thirty billion dollars in costs for hip surgery procedures.
Post surgery, skilled nursing services can cost upwards of $65.000 per year.
Falls can Result in a Major Decline in Independence
Older Women who break a Hip are five times more likely to die within a year after the break.
Are You and Your Loved Ones Ready?
Preparing for major disasters such as terrorist attacks, natural disaster, and other kinds of emergencies makes sense for older Americans.
The likely-hood of recovering from an emergency tomorrow depends on planning and preparing today.
Our Emergency preparedness services include:
· Making a plan for what you will do in an emergency
· Creating a personal support network
· Preparing and securing emergency documents
· Developing a family communication plan
· Evacuation plan for pets
· Preparing medications and medical supplies for swift evacuation
· Preparing “To Go Bags”.
Allow Errands & More to get you ready today for what may happen tomorrow.
Lower your Risk of Disease with Healthy Eating.
Eating a well-balanced diet is a vital part of staying healthy as we age. So why aren’t our seniors eating healthy?
Some reasons are:
· Eating patterns change as we age
· Depression in seniors causes a lack of motivation to eat healthier
· Loneliness and isolation can cause lack of appetite
· Our senses change
· Disinterest in cooking
· Unable to cook
· Some seniors are unable to shop for groceries
Let Errands & More’s concierge meal preparation services get your diet back on track.
The Sandwich Generation:
Easing the Squeeze
Are you between the ages of 40 and 60, working full or part-time, and feeling pulled between your aging parents and your children? If you answered yes, you are not alone! You are part of a category dubbed the “Sandwich Generation”, referring to the feeling of pressure from the generations above and below you. Add caring for grandchildren into the mix and you become the “Club-Sandwich Generation”.
Multigenerational caregivers often have high levels of stress, great financial hardships, and may also suffer from depression.
70 % of the “Sandwich Generation” experiencing work-related difficulties may switch to less demanding jobs, reduce their hours, or quit altogether. They often suffer from loss of wages and social security benefits upwards of $300.000. Women are affected by this kind of caregiving the most.
The advantages of hiring Errands & More Concierge Services:
· We save you money
· We save you time
· We offer peace of mind
· We allow more quality time with your loved ones and downtime for you!