3 Tips to Improve the Lighting in Your Senior Loved One’s Home

When a senior loved one chooses to live their life at home where they are most comfortable, you can rest assured that they are making a choice that is in their own best interest. Living at home in one s senior Read more
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3 Tips for Outstanding Senior Care Collaboration

Maybe it started out simply: you were the one in the family best able to provide senior care, and you were happy to volunteer your time, as needed. And you ve probably done a tremendous job helping out. But over time, Read more
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Fall-Prevention Awareness: 3 Tips to Help Seniors Find Balance

Safety is important for everyone, but it’s particularly crucial for seniors who risk serious injury in the event of a fall. Because senior bodies are typically more fragile than their younger counterparts, falls can actually lead to grave health issues Read more
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Four Tips to Help Ensure Rx Success for Seniors

Managing medications is a part of growing older, and many seniors rely on their prescription medicines to be able to enjoy a good quality of life. For a large number of older individuals, the number of prescriptions to manage can be overwhelming, and the side effects that can present themselves while on multiple medications can introduce special challenges for seniors, their families and their caregivers. Fortunately, loved ones and caregivers can successfully help seniors manage medicines if they follow some simple, but effective tips. To help those who care for an aging loved one, here are four tips that can help to ensure that prescription medicines are taken properly, in the right dosages, and at the right times: Be Present and Pay Attention Perhaps your most important job as a caregiver is simply paying attention to your senior. When things like sleep patterns and appetite undergo changes, it’s up to you to investigate. It may just be a blip on the radar, but it might be due to
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8 Top Tips to Help Seniors Prevent Slips and Falls

Slips, trips and falls are responsible for a large number of serious injuries among adults aged 65 and older. Even the most healthy and active seniors can become injured or incapacitated by an unfortunate slip or fall incident, which is why it’s so important for caregivers, family members and loved ones to be able to provide assistance and preventative help. Recent statistics from the National Institutes of Health indicate that nearly two million seniors in the United States visit the emergency room or go to the hospital as a result of a fall every year, and many of them return home at less than full strength. If you have a senior loved one who may be negatively impacted by a trip, slip or fall, here are some tips to help you ensure that they remain safe and fall free. Remove Hazards from the Home Cords, rugs and clutter can cause falls easily, so remove them or find other solutions where possible. Take a day to collaborate with your senior on a cleanup/organization project, and you
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Three Tips for Helping an Aging Loved One With Finances

For seniors, the rapid changes that occur in such a highly connected and technological world can be completely overwhelming. Many older individuals have seen quantum changes in all aspects of life, from transportation, to culture, to politics, to the map of the world and everything else in between. But if you had to choose a single aspect of our world that’s the most confusing to individuals who grew up in a different time, it might be money. When your parent or grandparent learned how to handle money, things were much simpler. Money was an actual, physical thing that you could touch and hold; not just a number on a computer screen. The world has also gotten increasingly cluttered with scams and schemes designed to separate people from their hard-earned money, and the scammers behind these operations tend to target older people, who might not be as financially savvy as those who grew up in this complicated era. How Can You Help a Senior With Finances? Thankfully, you and other trust
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