More and more home caregivers are finding that many seniors prefer to “age in place” rather than transfer to a new location as they advance in years. While assisted living facilities, nursing homes, or the houses of dear relatives have their attractions, for some there is nothing to beat the idea of aging in place in their own homes.
Home caregivers, and seniors themselves, may want to learn more about this concept at an upcoming webinar focusing on “Home Safety: Aging in Place.”
“Home Safety: Aging in Place ” is the latest entry in the ongoing series of Family Caregiver Support webinars. It is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. Pacific time (12:00 noon Central, 1:00 p.m. Eastern) on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. The webinar series is sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care.
Home caregivers who tend to a loved one in the senior’s own home know that safety can be an issue, especially during those times when no home caregivers are present with the senior. Finding ways to modify the setting to prevent falls and accidents is crucial. A home safety checklist, which will be discussed during this webinar, is indispensable.
Home caregivers participating in this webinar will leave the session with the ability to:
- Understand the importance of home safety
- Recognize how aging can affect safety
- Identify warning signs and potential hazards in the home
- Communicate with loved ones concerning safety issues
Lakelyn Hogan is a gerontologist and caregiver advocate for Home Instead Senior Care and a doctoral candidate at the University of Nebraska Omaha, studying social gerontology. She has a master of arts in social gerontology and master’s in business administration from UNO. Lakelyn has professional experience in the private and public sectors of senior care services.
Home caregivers and those wishing to support them who desire more information about the January 10 “Home Safety: Aging in Place” webinar can click here. To register (for free) for the webinar, click here.
Home caregivers and aging parents should know that the next webinar in the series will focus on “Alzheimer’s and Wandering” and will be held on February 7, 2018.