Keeping aging parents safe

Keeping aging parent safeAs parents age, adult children are constantly thinking about their well being and their health. The children are worried about them not receiving the proper care or being alone when they fall.

According to Yahoo! Finance, there are certain tools that can help children feel at ease until assisted living care is necessary. There are now wearable devices that an elderly parent can have around their neck at all times that will notify emergency officials if they are hurt.

Encouraging parents to stay active can also reduce the chance that they will need help in the long run.

According to the current issue of Deutsches Ärzteblatt International, researchers from University of Potsdamn discovered that muscle strengthening can diminish muscle atrophy as older adults age. Between the ages of 50 and 70, people lose 30 percent of their muscle strength. However, if they engage in regular strength training, findings indicate that they may be able to maintain or even build muscle mass. In turn, this active lifestyle can help reduce the chance of falling or other injuries.

In some cases, finding the perfect retirement living community can help make this happen as they have senior caregivers around them at all times.