It is said that the fastest growing crime in the country is robbing seniors of their savings. Sometimes it is by people that seniors know and trust. Often it is by total strangers. The total damage annually, just among older adults, is over $36 billion.
While there is no such thing as “typical” seniors, as they age, there are a few basic lifestyle things a family or friend can do to make their lives more comfortable.
Nearly 15 million older adults in the U.S. live alone, many feeling that they would be a burden on their families if they were to move in with them. In lots of cases they are ignored and cannot really maintain an active life without some help. So how can you be helpful without destroying their sense of independence?
In recognition of National Eye Exam Month during August, we take this opportunity to use this space to remind you of a few things you probably already know and, hopefully, suggest a few ideas you may not.