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Designing the Perfect Senior Living Space
Apr22

Designing the Perfect Senior Living Space

There are many things to consider when designing a senior living space including potential hazards, color schemes, mobility, interests, and lighting. Seniors need to be able to maneuver within their living area without any problems or obstructions. It’s also important for a living space to accommodate a senior’s individual weaknesses. Many seniors have poor balance, which makes them more likely to fall. Seniors may have...

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Senior Safety: How to Prepare for Natural Disasters
Sep13

Senior Safety: How to Prepare for Natural Disasters

Fires, hurricanes, flooding, and tornadoes happen all across the country. These devastating events can occur with little warning. In the case of these events, it’s smart to be prepared! Seniors, make sure you know how to prepare for natural disasters! Follow along with these tips to ensure your safety the next time a natural disaster may occur! How to Prepare for Natural Disasters: Make A Plan First things first…stay as educated...

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Cold Weather Tips for Seniors
Oct13

Cold Weather Tips for Seniors

The leaves are changing, pumpkin flavored coffee is back, and the morning air is crisp. We are well into October, which means that Fall has officially arrived. With fall means cold weather is just around the corner. For some, the cold weather is already here! Regardless, with the winter months promising to come, now is the time to begin planning for those fridged January nights. While Winter brings unique hazards regardless of age,...

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Ways to Prepare Seniors for Power Outages
Sep08

Ways to Prepare Seniors for Power Outages

With all of the recent increases in severe tropical storms and hurricanes, it’s never too early to prepare seniors for power outages. Whether you’re living independently or have found a great senior living community, having electricity is something we often forget about until it’s unavailable. Although most power outages won’t last a dangerous amount of time, seniors can be at greater risk when the grid goes down for a bit. Even if...

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5 Tips to Prevent Falls at Home
Jun28

5 Tips to Prevent Falls at Home

Whether living at home or not, you likely worry about falls either for yourself or your loved one. In 2012, over 2.4 million people over the age of 65 were treated for fall-related injuries. However, through careful planning, there are ways that you can help prevent falls at home. Of course, no prevention method is foolproof but by taking these precautions you may be able to feel safer moving around in your home. 5 Ways to Prevent...

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Caregiver Home Safety | Tips and Considerations
Mar02

Caregiver Home Safety | Tips and Considerations

When it comes to home safety for seniors there are many things to consider on a daily basis. For those who still live independently, making sure that all the proper safety precautions are met is one thing, but ensuring proper caregiver home safety practices is another. Whether someone is hired to care for a loved one or that role has fallen to you, there are specific considerations that can help things run smoothly. With in-home care...

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