More and more Americans are living longer and independently as they age. When it comes to our parents, we certainly want to ensure that they’re healthy and that their homes are safe. The Mayo Clinic recently shared some tips about the 8 warning signs of health problems with aging parents. This safety guide can gauge how our aging parents are doing, but more importantly, what we can do to help.
Let’s take a look at some of the situations where a Stannah Stairlift may assist you:
1. Are your parents able to take care of themselves?
2. Are your parents experiencing memory loss?
3. Are your parents safe in their home?
This one is important. The Mayo Clinic suggests looking around your parents’ home, keeping an eye out for any warning signs. For example, do your parents have difficulty navigating a narrow stairway? Has either parent fallen recently? This is a common question we receive from worried children that their parents are having difficulty navigating the stairs. If so, it may be time to consider a stairlift. You can find more information on ways to purchase a stairlift on the following page.
4. Are your parents safe on the road?
5. Have your parents lost weight?
6. Are your parents in good spirits?
7. Are your parents still social?
8. Are your parents able to get around?
It is important to focus on the mobility of your parents. Have they fallen recently? Is knee or hip arthritis making it difficult for them to get around the house? This is an important issue because if your parents are having trouble getting around, they’re more than likely having difficulty navigating the stairs. This could be the opportunity to consider a Stannah stairlift and talk with your parents about some of the problems they’re encountering. For the complete list, visit the Mayo Clinic site.