Be Prepared for a Power Outage or Emergency

Accidents are common in the home, and a power outage can increase the risk of an accident significantly. Here are some tips for preparing for a power outage or other emergency to help seniors stay safe: Keep flashlights in easily accessible places, such as your nightstand, on the kitchen counter or at the front of … Continue reading Be Prepared for a Power Outage or Emergency

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Emergency Response Systems for Seniors

Seniors who live at home, and especially those who live alone, should have an emergency response system in case of a medical emergency, a fall, or other trauma. Even seniors in good health are at risk of falling or otherwise injuring themselves at home, where accidents are most common. An emergency alert system can mean … Continue reading Emergency Response Systems for Seniors

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Senior Community Centers Can Be a Great Addition to In-Home Care

Maintaining independence is an important concern for most of us as we age. Although many seniors remain active and independent for many years, others need a little extra help throughout the day. In these cases, it’s not uncommon for seniors to move in with family members who can provide extra help, as well as companionship. … Continue reading Senior Community Centers Can Be a Great Addition to In-Home Care

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10 Low Impact Workouts

As you get older, your body ages. It can be harder to lose weight, muscles weaken and eyesight can fail. Your health can be affected as well. You can develop medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and arthritis, all of which can affect your lifestyle and your independence. The older you get, the more … Continue reading 10 Low Impact Workouts

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Dementia Dogs Help Seniors

Dogs have long been considered man’s best friend, and for good reason. Studies have revealed that time spent with a dog often decreases blood pressure and improves quality of life for people who have limited mobility. Dogs—especially Labrador retrievers and golden retrievers—have an immense capacity for training. Because of this, waves of canines are being … Continue reading Dementia Dogs Help Seniors

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