Does Your Elderly Relative Have a Fire Escape Plan?

If your aging relative noticed a fire in their home, would they know what to do to escape? When it is a real emergency, many seniors are not sure how they would escape the home, especially if they are physically or cognitively limited in what they can do. It’s a good idea to create a […]

Five Items Your Mom Will Want After a Fall

Each year, 25 percent of American men and women over the age of 65 falls at least once. Preventative measures will help. You can remove clutter, fix loose flooring, and improve lighting, but it can’t prevent every fall. If your mom falls on an icy sidewalk, trips on stairs, or falls out of bed, you […]

Five Dangers Your Dad Faces on a Winter Walk and How to Prevent Them

A daily walk is a great way for your dad to get exercise. In the winter, it can also be dangerous. Make sure your dad is aware of the risks. Discuss ways for him to stay safe while taking a walk during the winter. Here are five things to talk about. 1. Ice and Packed […]

Six Ways to Keep Your Senior Active and Safe

Several factors can contribute to allowing your aging adult to keep herself as active as she wants to be while still being as safe as she can possibly be. Some of these tips might even help her to become more active. Encourage Her to Get Plenty of Sleep. When your elderly family member isn’t getting […]

Are Cameras The Right Tool for Monitoring Your Dad at Home?

Your dad’s doctor says he needs supervision at home. He’s okay living alone, but someone needs to be making sure he hasn’t fallen, gets around from room to room with ease, and doesn’t let strangers in. You are not sure you should use cameras to monitor your dad. Here are situations where cameras have helped […]

Do You Know the Signs of Financial Elder Abuse?

Financial exploitation is a leading form of elder abuse. The National Council on Aging reports that elder financial abuse accounts for as much in $36.5 billion in losses each year. It’s hard to tell exactly how many people are victims as many seniors never report it. If their family members don’t catch financial abuse, the […]

Protecting Your Aging Parent from Heat During National Sun Safety Week

June 3rd through 9th is National Sun Safety Week. When thinking about keeping your aging parents safe in the sun, it’s likely your first thoughts are about wearing sunscreen, preventing sunburns, and lowering the risk of serious issues such as skin cancer. It’s important to remember, however, that the sun also means heat, and elderly […]

Seniors and Slip and Fall Accidents

There are few things more devastating to an elderly person than when they are injured in a slip and fall accident. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2.8 million elderly adults are treated in the emergency room each year for slip and fall accidents. They also report that one in four elderly […]

Why Doesn’t Your Aging Adult Want to Talk about Driving?

It’s possible that you’ve been trying to talk to your senior about her future with driving, but she might be dodging any openings you’ve made. What could be causing her to do that? She Doesn’t Want to Be Stuck at Home. One of the problems your senior might see in changing her driving habits is […]

What You Should Know about National Chimney Safety Week

If you are a caregiver for a senior living in a part of the country that is getting cooler, you may be starting to think about keeping their homes, and them, warm throughout the season. Elderly adults tend to get colder more easily than younger people, and may even be vulnerable to potentially dangerous hypothermia […]