How to Protect Your Elderly Loved Ones from Elder Abuse

Elder Abuse Cases Can Be Prevented Elder abuse happens more often than we like to think, and because many vulnerable seniors live alone with few visitors, cases often go unreported. Abuse can be physical, psychological, or financial, and may reduce the life expectancy of victims. However, the good news is that abuse can be prevented. […]

Check Your Lights — 13 Safety Tips for Families

If our neighborhood is any indication, most people who are planning to put up Christmas decorations this year have already put up Christmas decorations. My Christmas tree and decorations are still in boxes, but that’s pretty much the norm for this time of year. They’ll go up soon though — definitely before Christmas Day. I […]

Reducing Slip-and-Fall Accidents with Help from an In-Home Caregiver

This year one in three seniors over the age of 65 will have a fall. More than two million will visit the emergency room after falling, and the possibility of a broken hip or a traumatic brain injury is very real. For those with elderly loved ones, it’s a pretty frightening picture, but the good […]

Staying Active with Arthritis

How the Elderly can Stay Active, even with Arthritis Arthritis can be a painful, debilitating condition, but it is possible to stay active even with the decreased mobility that is associated with Arthritis. While Arthritis can certainly affect the quality of life and limit the activities that you’re able to perform, there are still options […]

Fun Summertime Activities for the Elderly

Safe Summertime Activities for Seniors It’s that time of year. School is out, the weather is warming up, and families are planning their summer vacations. While your elderly friends and may have lost some of their youthful energy, there are still plenty of great activities that can help make them feel young again. With the help of […]

How to Recognize and Prevent Stroke in Seniors

Could Your Elderly Loved One Be at Risk for Stroke? Strokes present frightening possibilities to seniors and their loved ones. Ranging from mild to severe, strokes can cause a wide variety of symptoms including loss of speech, dizziness, weakness, headaches, and even death. The severity of the stroke depends on numerous factors, some of which […]