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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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Designing the Perfect Senior Living Space
Jun08

Designing the Perfect Senior Living Space

When thinking about a senior living space, there are many things to consider: potential hazards, color schemes, mobility, interests and lighting. Seniors need to be able to move around their living area without any trouble or anything in the way. You should also keep in mind a senior’s failing senses and accommodate their current weaknesses. Seniors may have walkers, wheelchairs, or cranes to help them, but there are plenty of...

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Home Safety Tips that May Just Save Your Life
Jun04

Home Safety Tips that May Just Save Your Life

As a senior, you may assess the safety of situations more so than when you were younger because you know that slipping or falling is more likely and can have dire consequences. You might even take preventative measures to ensure that you live a safe life. You might be more careful when your drive, or you might refrain from going outside while it’s icy. But is your home safe? Home safety may not be at the forefront of your mind...

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