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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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4 At-Home Balance Exercises to Prevent Falls
May26

4 At-Home Balance Exercises to Prevent Falls

With the decline in mobility and increase in age, older adults can become more prone to falls and accidents. Fall prevention in the elderly is essential and if a senior does suffer from a fall, the consequences can be much more serious. One main reason that falls occur is the loss of balance. So, one way to take action before an accident happens is to practice some at-home balance exercises to prevent falls. Keep in mind that these...

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Improving Mobility…Through Mobility!
Mar03

Improving Mobility…Through Mobility!

Mobility is a difficult aspect of aging that is hard to maintain. At any age, finding time to stay active is tough, but once you’ve reached the age most people consider to be senior, staying active can just be painful. But the key to staying mobile as a senior citizen is to keep moving. Making sure your joints and muscles stay active is the key to helping your body prevent or at least withstand falls and accidents as you age. And...

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Staying Confident: Fall Prevention in the Elderly
Dec13

Staying Confident: Fall Prevention in the Elderly

For older Americans, falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries. About 25 percent of American adults 65 years of age and older fall each year, but falls should not be an expected part of aging. Not only do falls greatly injure seniors physically, they can also have devastating mental effects that will affect a senior’s confidence in their mobility. For this reason, fall prevention in the elderly is critical. Falls in...

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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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