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Hill Country Memorial's Aging in Place Seminar Helps Elderly Stay at Home

Hill Country Memorial is presenting Aging in Place at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 4, at Quail Point Lodge, 107 Twilight Lane in Horseshoe Bay.

HORSESHOE BAY — Growing older is inevitable, but growing completely dependent on others doesn’t have to be.

To help older residents remain in their homes for as long as possible, Hill Country Memorial developed Aging in Place, which will be presented at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 4, at Quail Point Lodge, 107 Twilight Lane. A free lunch will be served.

Jasper Eisenberg, Hill Country Memorial marketing event and social media specialist, said the program is for retirees and their caretakers.

Eisenberg can relate to those who have aging parents who worry about them and their well-being.

“You want your parents to stay at home as long as they’re able to,” she said. “We’re all comfortable in being where we are.”

Hill Country Memorial representatives will cover topics such as outpatient rehabilitation, including physical, occupational, and speech therapies; cardiac rehabilitation for chronic heart conditions or after a heart attack; and Lifeline medical alert devices. A question-and-answer session will follow.

Along with providing information, Hill Country Memorial staff also offer a free home visit with a safety check to anyone living in Burnet and Llano counties.

Some of the common accidents for those with low vision are tripping at the point where a rug and wooden floor meet or dropping an object that wasn’t quite on the table or countertop because that surface and the floor look identical, which can result in a bumped head or losing balance and falling.

“We want to reduce falls and reduce the risks of hospitalization,” Eisenberg said. “Low vision is a big one. You can’t tell where one begins and the other ends. (Home health staffers) give tricks to cheat the system.”

Call (866) 421-4264 to make reservations for the Aging in Place seminar or for more information.

jfierro@thepicayune.com

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