Good health relies on many factors, particularly among seniors. Sure, health services such as a good health insurance plan, a local pharmacy, and a trusted family physician are crucial. But, more broadly, staying as healthy as possible for as long as possible means embracing a healthy lifestyle — proper nutrition, social engagement, and a sense of purpose and involvement.
So how can you help make that happen? Here are five practical healthcare tips for helping aging parents.
1. Develop A Medication Plan
A 2012 study on medications found that close to 30 percent of prescriptions are never filled in the U.S. Compounding this problem, up to half the medications prescribed for chronic illness are not taken properly. Not surprisingly, both these problems are concentrated among the elderly, who may struggle with memory challenges, lack good…