Many of those caring for elderly parents experience profound feelings of guilt.
Already leading busy lives of their own, often juggling career and children, many families struggle with the added responsibility of caring for an elderly loved one.
The term ‘sandwich generation’ was coined in the early 1980s to describe carers, mainly women, who were caught between caring for children and looking after elderly parents.
Today the pressure is often compounded because more women, and indeed men, are also juggling...
Karen has over 20 years marketing experience across multiple brands and has been working for MePACS as the Sales and Marketing Manager for the last two years spreading the word of the good work the MePACS team do. MePACS is backed by an Australia Health Service and has over 39,000 customers. They have 28 years’ experience in saving lives and keeping older Australians safe whilst living independently in their own homes and giving their families peace of mind.
One of the greatest challenges that older people face is their loss of independence.
When an older person starts to feel they are losing their autonomy, they can experience a range of emotions. They may begin to feel angry, or start to feel confused about what is happening to their body or their life, or they may experience fear about what the future holds for them.
Studies have found that older people fear losing their independence more than they fear death...
When Ron suffered a serious stroke last year, he says it was the “little MePACS button” that saved his life.
Ron was at home alone when the stroke occurred, and he quickly found himself in extreme pain.
Fortunately, he was wearing a MePACS personal alarm around his neck at the time, and was able to press the emergency button immediately.
“The one thing I had in my favour was that when I pressed the MePACS button, straight away...