9 Wheelchair Tips for Seniors’ Safety — Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Wheelchair Safety Tips for Seniors

Family caregivers are responsible for many things requiring skills that they may never have had to use before and may be wondering what is the best way to accomplish certain tasks. Caring for a wheelchair may be one of those things. Often we are learning about wheelchairs at the same time as our senior loved … Read more9 Wheelchair Tips for Seniors’ Safety — Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Microwave Oven Safety for Seniors – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Many seniors who are aging in place prepare some of their meals and snacks in the convenience of their microwave ovens. It requires little preparation and one touch operation. But how safe is the food they prepare in a microwave — and how safe are our senior loved ones when they use theirs? Because there is … Read moreMicrowave Oven Safety for Seniors – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Caregivers Need First Aid Knowledge BEFORE an Emergency Happens

Emergencies that can require caregivers to administer medical help to a senior loved one can happen to anyone, at any time of the day or night. Are family caregivers ready to minister to senior’s health needs? Are you? Of course, if it is something traumatic, the first course of action is to call 911. If it is … Read moreCaregivers Need First Aid Knowledge BEFORE an Emergency Happens

Senior Winter Cold Emergency Kit – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Winter is coming and will be here before we know it — but hopefully not before we’re ready. The warm (too warm) days of summer will be nothing but a memory, with cold, icy conditions in their place. With the winter weather wrapping itself around our seniors, there is the possibility for winter storms hitting our … Read moreSenior Winter Cold Emergency Kit – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Safety for Seniors on Blood Thinners – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Many seniors take anticoagulants, medication to keep blood thin by preventing clots that may lead to heart attack, DVTs or stroke. Without anticoagulants, blood clots could form and travel to other parts of the body, causing other health problems. In reality, your senior’s blood is not ‘thinner’ but blood clots have more difficulty forming when … Read moreSafety for Seniors on Blood Thinners – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Preparing for Weather Emergencies – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Caregivers worry about the safety of their senior loved ones during severe weather. It could be a winter storm, tornado, flooding, earthquake or hurricane depending on the part of the country where your senior may reside. Each region of the US has its unique weather and potential emergency situations that could pose a safety risk … Read morePreparing for Weather Emergencies – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Advocate Protecting Seniors’ Rights – Long Term Care Ombudsman

Wouldn’t it be great to know that you and your senior loved one have an advocate, someone to whom you can turn to help resolve issues with your senior’s care? If your senior is a resident of a senior living facility — nursing homes, assisted living facilities, board and care homes or adult residential care … Read moreAdvocate Protecting Seniors’ Rights – Long Term Care Ombudsman

Seniors Behind the Wheel – When Safety Impacts Independence

Is my senior loved one safe behind the wheel? This is a question many caregivers are asking themselves right now, as will many more in the future. Our senior loved ones understandably want to maintain their independence to come and go wherever and whenever they please without depending on some other means of transportation or being … Read moreSeniors Behind the Wheel – When Safety Impacts Independence

Weathering the Storm When the Power Goes Out – Helping Seniors Prepare

Brrrrrrrr pretty much summarizes things for many Americans. This winter’s weather has proven to be difficult for many across the country, adults and seniors alike. The storms, including the recent polar vortex, have dumped snow, rain, ice and freezing temperatures onto us and our seniors making their life hard and putting many at real risk … Read moreWeathering the Storm When the Power Goes Out – Helping Seniors Prepare