Mom or Dad Fell Again, How Can I Help?

Nothing is quite as upsetting as learning that your elderly parent has suffered a fall–especially if this isn’t the first incident. Unfortunately, falls are all too common among older adults as strength and balance alter over time. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that between one-third and one-half of all adults in… Read more »

Disaster Preparedness for Seniors

The fickle nature of weather events can make it difficult for seniors to go about daily life outside the home. Here are 5 tips for seniors and their families during uncertain times: 1. Make an Emergency Plan For seniors, having a plan in place when inclement weather strikes is the first step toward ensuring their… Read more »

Identifying and Preventing Family Caregiver Fatigue

Although caring for your elderly friend or loved one can be fulfilling, the stressors associated with the additional workload may leave you feeling overwhelmed. Unless you address these feelings, your relationship will begin suffering, and your state of mind and health may start to deteriorate. This eventually leads to family caregiver fatigue. According to estimates… Read more »

7 Home Modifications for the Elderly

According to AARP, 87 percent of adults aged 65 years and older want to remain in their home as they age. It’s a natural inclination—most prefer the comforts of home over new or different environments. “We have attachments to our homes, neighborhoods, friends, families,” says Karen Smith, OT, CAPS, Approved Provider Program Manager Practice Associate… Read more »

Tips for Understanding Elderly Parents Who Refuse Help

One of the most stressful experiences any adult child can go through is having an aging parent who refuses to move into an assisted living or memory care facility. This is compounded if s/he is also resistant to bring licensed care into the home. In the worst case scenario, it requires the eventual and inevitable… Read more »