From slipping on ice to catching the flu, there are several things that could cause the elderly to end up in the hospital during the winter. In order to lower the risk of your loved ones needing serious medical care, take the following 4 steps to help prevent...Read More
Winter weather can make it difficult for seniors to get out and socialize, which increases their risk of becoming isolated. Social isolation can make them more likely to develop depression and affect cognitive function. This snowball effect is why senior home...Read More
Sidewalks covered in snow and ice makes winter a hazardous time for seniors. Help keep senior loved ones safe this season by taking precautions to prevent falls since the elderly face higher risks of breaking or fracturing bones from slipping or falling and these injuries...Read More
Winter places an unusual amount of stress on the family caregiver who provides senior home care services. From having to get around in the cold, snowy weather to recovering from the holiday season, it’s easy for those who take care of the elderly to...Read More
Q: I’m pretty independent and still live on my own even though I’m 82. I do worry about falling, though, because I know that at my age, I’m more likely to break bones or not be able to get up by myself. What can I do to help avoid falls?
Preventing falls is an important element of safe Senior Home Care, since each year, one out of three adults age 65 and older falls, according to the Centers for Disease...Read More
Q: My 77-year-old mother lives alone, and although I help care for her as much as I can, I still worry. Several of her friends have been hospitalized in the past year, for everything from broken bones to complications from the flu. How can I keep her as safe and well as possible?
This is certainly a concern with older adults, who are more vulnerable to accidents, illnesses, or other problems that could result...Read More
Pets can play an important role in a senior’s...Read More
Q: My mother and I spend a lot of time together. When I’m with...Read More
Q: I'm 80 years old and recuperating from an illness. My doctor suggested I should walk every day to build up stamina. Since I have pretty bad allergies it tends to be hard to walk outdoors. Would the mall be the best place for me to walk? Do you know...Read More
The process of aging diminishes our ability to control bladder and bowel functions for a variety of reasons. Sometimes it is due to a urinary tract infection which...Read More