Edmonton Senior Health | May 21, 2019
Seniors and Alcohol | We all like having a glass or two of wine now and again. However, that does not make us alcoholics, and alcohol use is not dangerous in moderation. Unfortunately, sometimes seniors, just like the rest of us, go overboard. If you are worried about the amount of alcohol your loved one consumes, Comfort Keepers can help.
The fact is that most older adults have already been diagnosed with one or more chronic illnesses. At the same time, they may generally be very weak and frail. Alcohol, on the other hand, can make chronic illnesses worse and create new ones, damaging your loved one’s internal organs in the process.
You love your senior parent and may not want to come to terms with their potentially problematic drinking. Many children of senior parents console themselves in the fact that their parent has never been an alcoholic. However, the fact is that many individuals do not start drinking until later on in life when they reach the age of 65. This accounts for as many as 15% of alcoholics overall.
If you are concerned about the health and well-being of your aging loved ones we can help. Comfort Keepers®’ trained caregivers help provide senior clients with the highest quality of life possible to keep them happy and healthy at home.
Our Interactive Caregiving™ provides a system of care that addresses safety, nutrition, mind, body, and activities of daily living (ADLs).
Moreover, our trained caregivers are selected with one specific quality in mind: empathy. Empathetic care is care that starts in the heart, and it allows us to meet our client’s exact needs.
Learn more about our unique service offering by contacting the Comfort Keepers Edmonton office. If you live in Devon, Edmonton, Sherwood Park, or Stony Plain and surrounding areas, contact Comfort Keepers at 780-465-4665.