Fall Prevention: 5 Ways to Make Stairs Safer for the Senior in Your Life

Senior man climbing stairs

The figures are astounding — emergency rooms treat 2.5 million seniors for fall injuries per year. While the National Institutes of Health cites lower body weakness and changes in blood pressure as some of the top reasons older adults fall, environmental factors can also play a large part. As a caregiver, fall prevention is one … Continue reading Fall Prevention: 5 Ways to Make Stairs Safer for the Senior in Your Life

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Winter Is Coming – Five Cold-Weather Tips for Senior Safety

Fall and Winter Wardrobe Options for Seniors

Temperatures are dropping and the leaves are falling off their branches. Holiday decorations are popping up in our communities and families are preparing for visitors and feasts. The days are also getting shorter, and weather-related dangers are becoming more prevalent, especially for seniors. Winter is coming, and if you’re caring for an aging loved one, … Continue reading Winter Is Coming – Five Cold-Weather Tips for Senior Safety

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Senior Safety in the Kitchen – Four Great Tips

Senior Safety in the Kitchen – Four Great Tips

When the loved ones who used to cook and care for you get older, roles tend to reverse in many ways. Maybe you used to look forward to dinners with Mom or Dad, but their ability to make meals has declined, even though they have lost none of the enthusiasm that made them such loving … Continue reading Senior Safety in the Kitchen – Four Great Tips

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A Special History Lesson: Encouraging Seniors to Share Their Stories

A Special History Lesson: Encouraging Seniors to Share Their Stories

People tend to grow more reflective as they advance in age, and they often spend considerable time reminiscing about the past and their life experiences. Sadly, it’s all too easy to ignore the stories told by the elderly population in our society. But by encouraging seniors to tell those stories, everyone benefits. If you’re caring … Continue reading A Special History Lesson: Encouraging Seniors to Share Their Stories

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Seeing the Signs – How to Tell if Your Elderly Loved One Needs Help

Seeing the Signs – How to Tell if Your Elderly Loved One Needs Help

People grow up becoming accustomed to their parents being strong, dependable and independent. Unfortunately, the aging process can diminish certain qualities in our loved ones, but we don’t always know how to tell when it’s time to step in and offer extra help or care. Moreover, the people who raised us aren’t usually too keen … Continue reading Seeing the Signs – How to Tell if Your Elderly Loved One Needs Help

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