Falls is the most common cause of injury (fatal and non-fatal) among seniors. One in every three seniors over 65 years old fall. Hopefully, none of your family members is included in this statistics. Many do not even talk about it. CDC reports in 2013, 2.5 million nonfatal falls among older adults were treated in […]
THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS WILL HELP YOU DECIDE:
ARE YOU OR YOUR FAMILY EXPERIENCING CHALLENGING HEALTH CONDITIONS THAT MIGHT TAKE MORE THAN A WEEK TO RECOVER?
ARE YOU EXPERIENCING PHYSICAL CHALLENGES IN AMBULATION AND OTHER SITUATIONS?
DO YOU NEED TO WIDEN DOORS?
ARE YOU GOING TO USE A WHEELCHAIR?
DO YOU WANT TO BE SAFE WHEN IN THE BATHROOM, IN HALLWAYS […]
Do you have aging relatives that do not want to leave their homes even when you see them having a hard time being at their homes? Deep within, you know that you would like to honor their wishes. Statistics show that there is a decline of seniors 65 and over who have disabilities choosing not […]
Hurricanes and other disasters are devastating to everyone but more so to those who are already physically challenged and physically disabled. What would you do if you are in this situation? How could you provide a safe home for those you care most? Who would you turn for help? How could you and your loved […]
Living far away from an elderly loved one can cause you to be concerned for their welfare. You may be worried about your mother living alone as she’s aging. You want to do what you can for her, but at times you feel helpless.
There are some things that you can do to improve the quality […]
Let’s face it, some of us are good about being prepared for anything and some of us need improvement. As caregivers, we should be more diligent when it comes to having a backup plan in the event of an emergency. The following senior home safety tips will help boost your emergency plan.
Typically when getting prepared […]
There are a number of reasons why seniors fall within their home. Forget the fact that falling at home is one of the leading causes of accidental deaths for seniors and consider that any fall can be catastrophic for the senior in question. Taking senior home safety seriously is an important component of ensuring that […]
Keeping your home safe for you, your family, and for guests who come over is an important aspect of living there. What about when it’s someone else’s home? What about when you have an elderly loved one whose home might not be as safe and secure as it could be, or as it should be? […]
Senior home safety is vital to ensuring that your elderly loved one is safe at home, that the risk of falls or other accidents is minimized, and that they are at an increased risk of running into trouble when no one is around to help them. There is no such thing as a 100 percent […]
Keeping your elderly loved ones safe is one of the priorities of senior home safety. Even if you’re caring for a stranger, or someone as part of your job, you’re likely constantly looking out for their best interest and trying to see potential hazards, so that you can address them and eliminate them.
While you’re noticing […]