Posts Categorized: Safety

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 »

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 »

10 Ways To Keep Seniors Active

As people age, they sometimes grow less active, exercising far less than when they were younger. This may occur because they have aches and pains that limit movement, for example, or because they feel socially isolated and lack friends to exercise with. However, staying fit means seniors can continue with their daily activities and remain… Read more »