Easy Ways to Keep Your Senior Safe at Home

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There is no place like home, but as our loved ones get older, it is not always safe to keep things the way they are. Deciding whether the home environment is safe for your aging loved one is essential, but there are some simple steps you can take during this process: Fall hazards. Falls are the leading cause of injury for seniors, so one simple way to prevent this is to remove fall risks such as throw rugs, unneeded furniture...

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How to Tell If It’s Still Safe for Your Aging Parent to Drive

One of the hardest things some seniors may face is the risk of no longer being able to drive. While there is no age cut off, many factors can impair driving making it unsafe for some to be on the road.It is our experience that taking away a loved one’s ability to drive feels like taking away their independence. It is often felt that driving is our right when really, it is our privilege and our duty to remain safe...

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Independent, Assisted or Nursing? Which Living Option One is Right for Your Loved One?

When one thinks of moving their loved one into an assisted living facility, several things come to mind. What will it look like? What amenities are included? What are the activities and food like? Will their needs be met so they can be happy, healthy and safe? All of these questions are crucial ones, but it is also important to understand the difference between the three living situations and what it will look like. Independent living. The independent living category...

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Four Ways Your Senior’s Health Could Determine Her Ability to Keep Driving

Elder Care - Four Ways Your Senior’s Health Could Determine Her Ability to Keep Driving

If your elderly family member wants to keep driving, paying closer attention to what’s going on with her health could be the ticket. Your senior may still have options, even if her health is keeping her from being as safe as she could be behind the wheel. Chronic Health Concerns Are Getting Worse The worst part about managing chronic health conditions is that when they’re ignored, they can get worse. They also have a bigger impact on other activities, like...

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How Elderly Care Can Keep Seniors Safer in the Kitchen

Elderly Care - How Elderly Care Can Keep Seniors Safer in the Kitchen

Because of changes to physical or cognitive abilities, some older adults are at risk of injuring themselves at home. One place where injuries commonly happen is in the kitchen. After all, it’s full of sharp cooking tools, a hot stove, and has a floor that is usually a smooth, slippery surface. The combination of these factors gives family caregivers good reason to worry. However, when elderly care is involved, there is far less reason to worry. There are many things...

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6 Winter Safety Tips for Older Adults 

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Winter is a beautiful time of the year. The snow sparkles and it’s the perfect weather to sit in front of the fireplace with a warm cup of cocoa. But, for older adults, winter also brings some safety concerns. There’s ice to slip on, cold weather that can cause hypothermia, and a risk for frostbite. There are lots of ways family caregivers can keep their older family members safe from cold and ice, though. Below are 5 safety tips for...

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