Top 5 Ways to Keep Your Elderly Parents Safe
Having an elderly parent has always been a struggle between monitoring their safety while keeping a close eye on them, to giving them the freedom to live on their own and being independent.
After all, they’re retired and have their entire day to spend enjoying themselves now, right?
Thanks to today’s advances in technology, there are ways that you can ensure your elderly parents are kept safe, but also given the space they need to have their independent lives without feeling like they are constantly being monitored. So with all the awareness campaigns and information about senior-citizen safety, we’ve gone ahead and compiled a list of the top five areas that you can make sure your family gives your elderly parent the devices, tools, and right mindset they need to be able to live safely on their own without you having to worry about their wellbeing 24/7.
- Set up Emergency Phone Numbers:
The first thing you should do is make sure that your elderly parent has a reliable cellphone that’s not only easy to use, but they can rely on it with all the emergency numbers programmed easily for them if they ever need immediate help. The Jitterbug Flip Phone offers just that with large-keypad buttons and preset emergency number settings so your older parent can always call you or emergency services instantly.
- Senior Proof Their Home:
You should senior-proof grandpa’s and grandma’s home by placing corner guards on all sharp table edges, shower seats, or any sharp corners around their home. Corner guards can be purchased in stores or online and stick to surfaces and provide a rounded edge so no one scrapes themselves on any pointed surface.
- Monitor Their Financial Safety:
Nowadays, there are many phone scams attempting to steal personal identities and bank information from unsuspecting individuals, especially senior citizens. The best thing you can do to help your senior parents is to educate them on these scams and tell them not to answer phone numbers they may not be familiar with to ensure they do not answer any unsolicited phone calls.
- Medication Reminders:
Use pill organizers and calendar reminders to keep your parents on track when it comes to taking their daily medications. We recommend you setting their pills weekly for safety and health reasons.
- Claris Companion System:
The Claris Companion is a technology system designed around your elderly parents’ specific health, safety, and family communication needs. The system has multiple video, phone, and even email contact settings so you can always stay in touch with your parents. It also includes health monitoring, medical appointments, and reminder settings so your mom or dad always remembers when they need to take a pill, go to the doctor for a checkup, or just give you a call to ask how their grand kids are doing.
At Claris, we want to help every senior citizen stay in close contact with their family, while being able to monitor their health and individual needs, but also giving them the freedom to live safely on their own without ever feeling alone.
So if you’re interested in learning more about the Claris Companion System, click here. And please feel free to share this blog on social media to help educate your friends and family members with elderly parents so they too can always have peace of mind knowing their mother and father are safe with their kids always looking after them.
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