Memories or Household Hazard?

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This presentation is one of many available on senior topics to help families better understand the aging process and find resources to help their loved one remain safe and healthy in their home. To …

This presentation is one of many available on senior topics to help families better understand the aging process and find resources to help their loved one remain safe and healthy in their home. To sign up for a workshop please contact our office. Note: Videos and manuals affiliated with this presentation are only available when attending the workshop.
For more information go to www.homeinstead.com/650.

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  • 1. BREAKING POINT: HAPPY MEMORIES OR HOUSEHOLD HAZARDS? Caring for your parents: Education for the Family Caregiver® Serving Jefferson & Clallam Counties Home Instead Senior Care®© Home Instead, Inc. 2010. This information is proprietary and confidential to Home Instead, Inc. Unauthorized use is prohibited.
  • 2. Why is Clutter a Problem?An accumulation of daily junk mail, bills, and newspapers canquickly overwhelm a senior. Experts say even seniors who simplydon’t know how to part with their possessions are vulnerable.The risks are many from slipping on loose papers to the threat offire to mold and mildew. Clutter can also interfere with familyrelationships. And that may leave adult children wondering if theonly inheritance awaiting them is a big mess.– Issues such as stroke, dementia or decreased mobility can make it worse.– The risks including tripping, fire, and mold.– Family relationships suffer.
  • 3. Why Seniors Hang on• Sentimental • Fear Attachment • Dream of the Future• Sense of Loyalty • Love of Shopping• Need to Conserve • History and the• Fatigue Memories• Change in Health • Loneliness
  • 4. Signs of Clutter Creep• Piles of mail and unpaid bills.• Difficulty walking safely through a house.• Frustration trying to organize.• Difficulty managing activities of daily living.• Expired food in the refrigerator.• Jammed closets and drawers.• Compulsive shopping.• Difficulty deciding whether to discard items.• A health episode such as a stroke or dementia.• Loneliness
  • 5. ABOUT HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE – LOCAL OFFICE Personal Care Home Helper Services • Bathing & Toileting • Provide Alzheimer’s care • Dressing • Assist with laundry and ironing • Grooming • Take out garbage • Aid with morning and wake-up Companionship Services • Arrange appointments • Provide respite care • Aid with reading, walking • Monitor diet and eating • Write letters and correspondence • Check food expirations • Change linens • Assist with evening and tuck-in • And more… • Stimulate mental awareness • Assist with entertaining© Home Instead, Inc. 2010. This information is proprietary and confidential to Home Instead, Inc. Unauthorized use is prohibited.
  • 6. Thank You! For additional information about this presentation or Home Instead Senior Care of the North Olympic Peninsula please contact your local office. Port Ludlow – (360) 437-9884 Port Townsend – (360) 385-6357 Sequim – (360) 681-2511 www.homeinstead.com/650© Home Instead, Inc. 2010. This information is proprietary and confidential to Home Instead, Inc. Unauthorized use is prohibited.