October 12 through 20 is Bone and Joint Health National Awareness Week. As a family caregiver this is the ideal opportunity for you to learn more about these types of ailments and take steps to help protect your parent from suffering them, or to give them the best care and support possible should they develop them at some point in their later years. This will help them to experience less pain, boost their mobility, and support their quality of life.
Throughout the month of September is National Healthy Aging Month, when people of all ages should take a good look at their health and think about ways it can be improved. Although the life expectancy is increasing in the United States, many aging adults receiving senior care are developing more chronic illnesses.