Feinberg Consulting Provides Older Adult Guidelines for Use During Holidays
Holiday get-togethers are a perfect opportunity to evaluate the needs of older adults to improve their quality of life. Feinberg Consulting-Comprehensive Elder Care Management Division offers guidelines for families to use during the upcoming holiday season for evaluating their older relatives.
Farmington Hills, MI (PRWEB) November 17, 2009
Feinberg Consulting-Comprehensive Elder Care Management Division offers guidelines for families to use during the upcoming holiday season for evaluating their older relatives.
"Holiday get-togethers are a perfect opportunity to evaluate the needs of older adults to improve their quality of life," said Pam Feinberg-Rivkin, president of Feinberg Consulting in Farmington Hills. "There are a few simple but often overlooked signs of possible problems with an elderly family member."
Pay attention to changes during family celebrations Observe the physical and mental variations including differences in weight, short-term memory, speech, mobility and driving safety Watch for mood swings, depression and managing medications improperly Look for the ability to handle activities of daily living including personal hygiene, eating and getting in and out of a chair
"It can be difficult and challenging to find out their needs, preferences and finances," said Feinberg-Rivkin. "But, it's important to get involved, increase support and possibly seek professional help to give them more control over their own lives."
Focus on prevention to avoid the risks of chronic disease, disability and injury Improve health habits such as exercising regularly and maintaining a healthy diet Express your concern and offer support to keep their independence Evaluate and suggest improvement to their living environment for ease of use Propose assistance in going out socially or visiting medical providers Utilize a professional to discuss confidential affairs such as money with a financial or legal advisor Obtain the tools they need to make informed decisions about existing health and long-term care options and to avoid placement in nursing homes and remain at home as long as possible
"Helping older adults remain as safe and independent as possible provides assurance to families and communities," added Feinberg-Rivkin. "Families must work together to make beneficial decisions, show respect and preserve the dignity of elder relatives as getting old is not easy."
Feinberg Consulting is located at 29226 Orchard Lake Road, Suite 120, Farmington Hills, Mich. The firm provides case management and consulting services for catastrophic injuries, life care planning, chronic disease management, developmental disabilities and elder care management in southeastern Michigan, Ohio and Florida. The Comprehensive Elder Care Management Division benefits older adults who want to live independently in a safe environment, without sacrificing their dignity, respect or quality of life. For further information call (248) 538-5425 or visit www. FeinbergConsulting. com