With time and age, life may become more and more unpredictable. These types of unwanted surprises can make retirement, your overall life and your families lives harder because of circumstances that were not foreseen. By doing simple life evaluations in multiple aspects of your life, you are able to make rational decisions about your future before certain circumstances make those decisions for you.
One segment of evaluation you can start with is the evaluation of your current health and mobility. Reviewing current medications and having regular scheduled check ups with your physician are important to ensure you spot any future challenges that may arise.
Another evaluation that is just as important as health, is the evaluation of the mind. Doing this allows you to spot signs of emotional stress such as dementia or depression as well as memory loss, all of which could be foreseen as making decisions very difficult in the future. Usually, your physician would be able to spot signs of these emotional stresses. It is important to have regularly scheduled appointments with your physician.
Lastly, evaluating your living situation is important as well. This entails reassessing your home and determining if any equipment is needed for making your home a little simpler for you to live in. Along with your home evaluation, an evaluation of your driving skills is necessary also. If safe driving is a concern for you or you no longer feel comfortable driving, there are driver training courses to prolongate the time an older adult may continue to drive safely.
Doing these evaluations could save you time and future expenses by foreseeing these obstacles before they arise. Please don’t hesitate to contact a geriatric specialist near you to schedule a full-picture assessment.