The prospect of losing your vision can be a scary one. We depend so much on our eyes and what they tell us about the world around us. Aside from showing us the beauty around us, our eyes tell us of the dangers ahead, such as a dangling electrical cord or an over-boiling pot.Read More
Falls among the elderly can cause not only injuries from cuts and bruises to serious hip fractures and head trauma, but also a chain reaction of health complications. Researchers have found that many elderly who fall, even if uninjured, develop a fear of falling, causing them to limit their activities,Read More
Each year, one out of three adults age 65 and older falls, the leading cause of both fatal and non-fatal injuries among seniors, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Knowing what can be done around the house to help prevent or reduce the risk of falls can save a senior from the emergency room or worse.Read More
A fall can be a devastating, even life-changing event for an older adult. According to National Council on Aging, falls result in more than 2.8 million injuries treated in emergency departments annually. Falls are also the number one cause of fractures, hospital admissions for trauma, loss of independence,Read More
Sometimes it’s hard for seniors to admit they need help to stay at home, or they may not even be aware that it’s time for some extra help to maintain a healthy and safe home environment. Is your elderly loved one safe at home, or are there hidden dangers you’re unaware of?Read More
Seniors are especially at risk in high heat situations. Large stretches of the USA are experiencing extreme temperatures at the moment. Care-givers need to check on the elderly. If you live in another city, call the police department, or someone you know, to check on your loved one.
Does an elderly person live in your neighborhood?Read More
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Below is a cute video put out by The Joint Commission about reducing the risk of falling.
Roughly 1 of every 3 people age 65 and older is injured from a fall every year. Reducing the risk of a fall can help seniors live healthier and longer lives.Read More
Financial scams involving seniors have grown exponentially over the past several years. These scams come via postal mail, unsolicited telephone calls, and sometimes even through the Internet. The scam artists tend to prey on the unsuspecting and many have found the seniors to be prime targets. The reason that the elderly end up being the targets of these scams could be that they get confused more easily or have a more trusting nature than other sectors of society.Read More
Recently, the Center For Disease Control (CDC) released a study estimating that forty seven thousand elderly Americans are injured each year due to falls attributed to the use of mobility aids such as canes and walkers. With these shocking figures in mind we have given you some of our caregiver advice to help avoid these situations.Read More
It seems increasingly likely that some form of driving test will become a reality for Massachusetts seniors.
The Boston Globe ran this article today.
Pressure mounts to test elder drivers
Lawmakers urged to stiffen rules
By Peter Schworm Globe Staff / June 8,