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Seniors, Turning Over The Car Keys

Sadly, more than 7,000 seniors die in motor vehicle accidents every year, with another 250,000 treated in emergency departments for crash-related injuries. However, turning over the car keys for good can be a serious blow to an aging in place senior’s independence. Here’s how to know for sure when it’s time for your loved one to stop driving.  

By |2020-11-15T16:06:01-05:00November 16th, 2020|Categories: Senior Care Advice|Tags: , , |

What to Look for When Choosing a Senior Caregiver

If you’re like most informal caregivers, you also manage a household and at least a part-time job. Unless there’s a trusted family member or neighbor nearby, it may be necessary to hire a professional caregiver for mom or dad. Here’s how to find the best one:

How to Make Home Safer for Seniors with Limited Mobility

Aging in place seniors with limited mobility face safety challenges around the home which can make it seem like an intimidating place at times. If you’re currently looking after an older loved one who’s still living at home, here are some proven ways to help keep them safer.

By |2020-07-17T15:55:39-04:00July 20th, 2020|Categories: Senior Care Advice|Tags: , , , |

What You Need to Know When it Comes to Keeping Seniors Safe

Seniors oftentimes make easy targets for criminals when they are socially isolated, less mobile and not as strong as younger victims. Elders with dementia, a chronic illness or disability are at even higher risk. Sadly, a high percentage of crimes committed against seniors are perpetrated by their own family members. 

By |2020-07-08T16:26:36-04:00July 13th, 2020|Categories: Senior Care Advice|Tags: , , , |

Ways to Keep an Elderly Loved One’s Spirits High Even from a Distance

Looking after an aging in place loved one is tough under any circumstances, but when you live far away it just makes the situation much harder. Toss in a household full of kids and a career, and you’ve got the perfect recipe for a self-induced guilt trip and anxiety. Thankfully, there are several good ways to boost your loved one’s spirits from afar, starting with these.

Helping a Grieving Senior Parent After the Loss of a Spouse

Your elderly father recently passed away, leaving your mother alone in the house they once shared. She’s always depressed, doesn’t eat right and isn’t keeping up her appearance. It’s gotten to the point that you’re worried about her health and wellbeing. Helping a grieving senior deal with the loss of a spouse is hard. Here are some ways to provide your love and support.

By |2020-04-05T14:40:14-04:00April 6th, 2020|Categories: Senior Care Advice|Tags: , , , , |

How to Improve Movement, Mobility and Posture in Seniors

Movement, mobility and posture are all important when it comes to an aging in place senior’s quality of life. Far too many elderly Americans live sedentary lifestyles because of poor mobility and other movement and posture-related challenges. If you’re currently caring for an aging in place elderly loved one, here are some ways to keep them more active which will ultimately benefit their movement, mobility and posture.

How to Encourage a Senior Parent to Use a Cane or Walker

Your aging mother still lives alone, but you can tell it’s getting harder for her to walk around. Her steps are noticeably shaky and wobbly, and she’s constantly holding onto things to steady herself. But whenever you’ve tried to talk to mom about using a cane or walker, she just laughs and says: “Those things are for old people!”.

By |2020-02-13T14:48:42-05:00February 17th, 2020|Categories: Senior Care Advice|Tags: , , , , , |

Medication Management Tips for Senior Caregivers

The average American aged 65-and-over takes four different prescription medications plus two over the counter (OTC) drugs or vitamins daily. That’s a lot of pills to manage, especially for a senior who’s forgetful or has cognitive impairment. As a result, poor medication management has become a serious problem within the elderly population.

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