What Do You Need to Look for in Terms of Senior Safety?

As your senior's caregiver, her safety is one of your biggest concerns. Safety covers a lot of ground that you might not have considered, too. It's not just her physical safety, but also other forms of keeping her safe.     Assessing Fall Risks Falls are a huge problem for aging adults. They can lead to serious injuries that can have complications for years to come. When you combine those issues with existing health conditions, falls can be extremely dangerous for your elderly family member. ... Read more

How Can I Make Mom’s Bathroom Less Dangerous?

We know you worry about your elderly mom. Her health and safety are your responsibility, especially if she is limited physically or mentally. Many elderly adults have chronic illnesses, diseases, injuries or the diminishing effects of old age. Seniors who are frail or otherwise disabled can suffer from slip and fall accidents that can really hurt them. They can get concussions, bruises, cuts, and even broken bones when they fall.     Most slip and fall accidents happen in the bathroom, due to the slick ... Read more

How Can I Prevent Elderly Slip and Fall Accidents?

Did you know that one in four elderly adults in the United States experiences a slip and fall accident each year? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that slip and fall accidents are the leading cause of both fatal injuries and non-fatal injuries in elderly Americans. Instead of waiting and hoping your aging relative doesn’t have a slip and fall accident, you can be proactive in reducing their risk of such a devastating event.   Seniors and Slip and Fall Accidents Everyone takes ... Read more

Which Medical Alert System is Right for Your Parent?

We’ve all seen the commercials where an elderly lady falls and calls out, “Help! I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up!” While those commercials have been the butt of many jokes over the years, the truth is that medical alert systems can be extremely beneficial to older adults. If your aging parent is at risk for falling or other situations that may make them need emergency help, a medical alert system can offer both the older adult and family caregivers peace of mind ... Read more

Dealing With Heat When the Power Goes Out

With many areas in the U.S. experiencing brutal heat, officials are urging families to keep a close eye on elderly relatives. There have been several heat-related deaths. One of the things that can keep a senior cool is air conditioning. What happens if the power goes out? Here are some tips that can help your mom and dad stay cool if there's no power.   Shut the House Up You want to trap the cooler air while it's still cooler. As soon as the ... Read more

5 Ways to Make Bathrooms Less Dangerous For Seniors

Did you know that one out of three seniors over age 65 will suffer from a serious fall? Statistics show that the bathroom is the most common place for elderly adults to fall, making them one of the most dangerous rooms in the house. Slip and fall accidents can lead to broken bones, concussions, and even death.     It’s perfectly normal to worry about your aging mom or dad. After all, they aren’t as young as they used to be, and they may ... Read more