While it is hard enough for a senior to afford living in today’s world, what with the constant increase in prices from food to utilities to gasoline to taxes, it gets harder yet when the snow just keeps coming. The bitter cold is the worst though. This increases heating costs that much more. This is very worrisome and weighs heavily on the minds of seniors.
What many seniors don’t realize though is that there is help out there. It is not very well known and not highly advertised, but rest assured there is help to be had. What the family or caregiver (if they have the right to do so) can check with the senior services department of the county in which the senior lives and inquire about what services are available.
The services may include help with heating/gas, electricity, meals (such as a meals-on-wheels program), emergency care (such as a medical alert necklace and base), help with cleaning and cooking (if finances pen out) and even help with feeding and caring for companion animals. It is well worth the time it takes to inquire.
If the senior is able to receive some or all of the services, this will not only relieve their mind, but their pocketbook as well. Remember that in keeping with the motto of With Age Comes Respect, it is your right and your responsibility to help ensure that the senior is cared for in all parts of their life! Even if you do not have the ability to check, you can make certain others do!