An overwhelming majority of seniors wish to age in place — live in the home of their choice — whether that be in their current home, a smaller living space, with relatives, or in a senior living facility. The same is true for those of us who are not yet seniors. We often hear statistics … Read moreEssential Safety & Warning Devices for Seniors’ Homes
Are you a family caregiver to a senior friend, neighbor, or loved one? Many of you who are caregivers would answer that question “no,” not realizing you truly are. It’s not a label of which one should be afraid or embarrassed to be given, but a reason to be proud. You are one of the … Read moreCould You Be Family Caregiver But Not Realize It?
Millions of us are family caregivers to senior loved ones and the numbers are growing rapidly with the senior population. No, we’re not going to talk statistics here, in part because we think the official numbers well undercount the real number of family caregivers. More importantly, though, talking about “millions” misses the point that being … Read moreFamily Caregivers of Seniors — What Makes Somebody One & What Do They Look Like?
Does your senior loved one fear falling? Do you fear what a fall could do to them? Many seniors fear taking a spill, especially if they have taken a serious fall in the past. They know that the danger of losing their balance could mean a broken bone and even a change in their aging … Read moreFalls Change Many Seniors’ Lives – Improving Their Balance Can Help
Stroke hits every 40 seconds in the US, with 800,000 Americans each year suffering a stroke. Strokes kill more than 125,000 Americans each year and leave many more with paralysis and lives that are changed forever. High blood pressure, also called hypertension, is a significant contributor to stroke. Sodium in our diets is a key … Read moreCutting Your Salt Habit – A Family Caregiver Video Tip
One potential danger zone that’s often overlooked when family caregivers survey the safety of senior loved ones’ homes is the medicine cabinet. We work hard to ensure their homes are free of hazards so they can age in place safely and comfortably as long as they wish to do so. Checking their medicine cabinets should … Read moreDrug Safety in Seniors’ Medicine Cabinets – 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
Seniors are increasingly engaging with family and community using social media, which we believe will help them enjoy better health and lives as they age. This is especially true for those who choose to age in place, living independently in the homes of their choice. Growing numbers of our senior loved ones are using mobile … Read moreSmartphone & Tablet Security Settings – Family Caregiver Video Tip
Eating nutritious food regularly is one of the keys to good health at all ages, our senior loved ones included. For many seniors, properly fitting and functioning “false teeth” – formally known as dentures – are essential to getting that nutrition and, in turn, giving them a better chance at maintaining good health. Family caregivers, … Read moreDenture Care & Cleaning for the Health of It – Family Caregiver Video Tip