Health Choices. How healthy are your parents?

A healthy body, mind and soul are vital to successful aging.

Continuing with our series of must-have conversations with your parents, today we are going to touch on the Health Choices.

A healthy body, mind and soul are vital to successful aging. Making deliberate and wise personal choices could go a long way toward helping to ensure that you will make the most of your senior years. Your health could affect other areas of your life such as living choices, finances, dating and driving.

Don’t wait to have your first conversation about your parent health at a hospital

Senior care professionals surveyed report that 70% of family conversations about aging are prompted by an event such as a health crisis or other emergency.

While nearly three-fourths of adult children (71%) surveyed acknowledge that having conversations about age-related topics is the responsible thing to do, 37% said their conversations were triggered by health crises.

How do you broach this subject?, remember, the Home Instead 40/70 rule recommends beginning these conversations when you are approaching 40 and your parents are around 70.

If you have any question please call us at Home Instead Hamilton at 905-521-5500 and we will happy to assist you.

Sources:

* Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care® network, completed 400 telephone interviews with seniors age 65 and older and 400 interviews with adult children of parents age 65 and older in Canada.

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