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

After Seniors Fall: Getting Up Correctly – A Family Caregiver Video Tip

Falling can result in disabling injuries for seniors, causing loss of independence for far too many and hurting the quality of their lives. Yeah, but not many seniors really fall, right? Unfortunately, one in three senior adults fall each year. Even worse, those who have already fallen once are even more likely to fall again … Read moreAfter Seniors Fall: Getting Up Correctly – A Family Caregiver Video Tip

9 Tips to Keep Seniors From Falling This Winter

Before winter hits in earnest across the country, with snow and ice starting to build up on our senior loved ones’ sidewalks, paths and driveways, we want to be sure we’ve taken every precaution to prevent them from slipping and falling. We know that many seniors – far too many – will be laid up for … Read more9 Tips to Keep Seniors From Falling This Winter

First Aid Kit Essentials for the Homes of Senior Loved Ones

We all know how important having a band-aid is when our kids’ knees are bleeding. As family caregivers of seniors, we need to remain prepared for emergencies with our seniors as we did with our children. Do you have a first aid kit? If you do, what is in it? Is it someplace where it … Read moreFirst Aid Kit Essentials for the Homes of Senior Loved Ones

Seniors at Risk in Power Outages as They Age in Place

Does your senior rely on a home medical device powered by energy? A medical device is equipment used to cure, treat or prevent a disease.  It is often used in the home by a person who has been trained to use it such as a healthcare provider, caregiver or the person using the equipment themselves.  … Read moreSeniors at Risk in Power Outages as They Age in Place