This Friday, February 17th, is National Caregivers Day. 2017 will be the second year that this holiday is observed and it will continue to be observed on the third Friday of February every year. Caregivers provided vital services to men and women of all ages. For seniors, caregivers are often a crucial part of every day life. Without them, seniors would certainly find struggle to manage areas of life.
For seniors, taking medications is a daily norm. On average, seniors take at least five different prescriptions. Considering the changes in health that can occur as seniors age, these medications are likely to change as well. Effective communication with your doctor is imperative to maintain your health and proper medication practices.
There are many reasons seniors may choose to stay living in their homes as opposed to opting for a senior care facility. Having the familiarity of home can be comforting. However, there are many risks that seniors can experience from living at home. Despite the environment not changing, there are risks that arise with age that can make it more difficult.