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Staying Safe at Home Means Being Ready for Anything

Aging independently in one’s home is top priority for many seniors, fueling a trend that’s not likely to dissipate anytime soon. Vital to the success of this choice is ensuring the environment is safe not only in terms of maximizing autonomy and minimizing fall risk but also in the event of fire, natural disasters, and power outages. Read More

Three Things to Say to Your Aging Parents to Help Them Prevent Falls

As an adult child of an aging parent, it can seem that there is one difficult discussion after another. Some … Read More

The 7 Best Ways to Prevent Falls at Home

Six out of every 10 falls happen at home, according to the National Institute on Aging Senior Health[1]. In other words, the one place where seniors feel safe can actually be hazardous to their health. Whether your loved one lives in their own home or with you, there are some easy ways to prevent falls at home which are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. Read More

How to Ensure Your Aging Parent is Safe at Home

An aging parent living at home is a good thing. It creates comfort and a feeling of security. It can keep them healthier, happier and active longer. However, in order for that to happen, they need to be safe in their own homes. Read More

6 Household Modifications to Help Prevent Falls

Falls are very dangerous for seniors. Every year one in three older Americans fall. According to the National Council on Aging, falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries for people aged 65+, resulting in hip fractures, broken bones, and head injuries. Read More

Four Fall Prevention Strategies for Seniors

Falls pose one of the greatest dangers to a senior’s independence and self-sufficiency. More than one-third of people aged 65 and older fall each year, and those who fall once are two to three times more likely to fall again. Read More

3 Ways to Ensure a Smooth Transition Home from the Hospital

It is always good news when an older loved one is discharged from the hospital. However, that puts into motion yet another phase of their care: the one that takes place at home. Seniors discharged from the hospital may still be recovering from their surgery, illness or injury and remain frail and in pain. It is important that you have the full spectrum of support services necessary to guarantee a safe and appropriate recovery. Read More

Why a Discharge Planner is Key to Transitioning Home from the Hospital

If a loved one in your care is in the hospital, their discharge can be a nerve-wracking time filled with worry and uncertainty. You may be concerned that he or she is being discharged too early or that you don’t have the skills necessary to care for them at home. Read More

Researchers Discover a Link Between Alzheimer’s Disease and Gut Bacteria

A team of researchers at Lund University in Sweden have found that some types of intestinal bacteria can speed up the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. According to the study researchers, their findings give hope that new treatments can be found – and that they could pave the way to preventing the disease altogether. Read More

5 Ways to Prevent Falls for the Seniors You Love

Falls are one of the most dangerous things that a senior can experience. They can lead to hospitalizations, injuries, long-term health problems and even death. Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control(CDC) illustrate just how dangerous falls can be. Read More