7 Summer Safety Tips for Seniors

By |2019-07-04T01:22:53+00:00June 4th, 2019|Safety|

It's summer, and the days are only getting hotter for the next couple of months. While this generally means family reunions, picnics, golf, tennis, and other outdoor activities, it can also pose a safety risk, especially for older individuals. We are here with 7 tips that will help ensure your time outside remains fun and [...]

Senior Safety – 5 Ways to Prevent Falls at Home

By |2019-05-29T01:26:24+00:00May 21st, 2019|Safety|

There is nothing quite like the feeling of being safe and sound at home. It's our sanctity, our safe haven, our respite from the outside world. As we get older, and face physical changes, health conditions, and other limitations, our home can become a minefield of hazards that we don’t even realize are there. According to [...]

10 Summer Safety Tips for Seniors

By |2018-06-18T15:07:22+00:00June 18th, 2018|Senior Care, Safety|

For many of us, the summer is a time of fun, time with friends and family, heading to the pool or the beach, and making lasting memories. Unfortunately, along with the summer, come high temperatures that can pose a risk, especially to seniors. Your body works hard to keep to a normal temperature. Excessive heat [...]

Seven Things You Should Know About Your Loved Ones

By |2018-06-18T17:43:03+00:00June 15th, 2018|Senior Care, Health Care, Safety, In-Home Senior Care|

These conversations can go in all sorts of directions. Sometimes it’s best to let that happen. But there are a few key issues you should cover: How Things Are Now – Is the person you care about already facing challenges that you may not be aware of? Do you have a clear and realistic view [...]

Home Elevators Supporting a Caregiver Environment

By |2018-04-24T22:49:18+00:00April 24th, 2018|Senior Care, Making Life Better, Safety|

A revolution in home mobility In-home non-medical care can immediately enhance lifestyle, improve independence and take pressure off the main caregiver. Increasingly popular with people who find themselves or family members less mobile through accident, ageing, illness or disability, are a new-age of home elevators which can offer a safe and elegant alternative to the [...]

What Did You Say?

By |2018-04-24T23:01:56+00:00March 20th, 2018|Senior Care, Making Life Better, Safety, Caregiver|

Do you find the need to repeat yourself more often than not to the person you are caring for? Does your talking level closely resemble your yelling level just so your loved one can hear you? Are you speaking so slowly that you end up losing your train of thought? It is possible that the [...]

Funding a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle

By |2018-01-22T01:14:11+00:00January 22nd, 2018|Senior Care, Health Care, Making Life Better, Safety|

OEM Rebate Programs Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) can sometimes offer rebate assistance to customers when they purchase handicap accessibility products. When looking to cut your costs, vehicle manufacturer programs is the way to go. With credits of up to $1,000 being offered to families or individuals with disabilities purchasing an adaptive vehicle, this type of [...]

The Caregiver’s Voice REVIEW – The Journey of Caregiving

By |2017-11-20T17:12:11+00:00November 20th, 2017|Senior Care, Health Care, Making Life Better, Safety|

For National Family Caregivers Month, we review Merrill Lynch’s just-released 42-page Caregiving Study Report, entitled, The Journey of Caregiving: Honor, Responsibility and Financial Complexity. While we often think of caregiving as hands-on care, surprisingly, 98% of family caregivers surveyed provide emotional and social support. Only 64% report providing hands on physical care. Over 2,000 family [...]

Diagnosing Dementia – Look Over Your Doctor’s Shoulder

By |2017-11-20T17:12:11+00:00November 20th, 2017|Senior Care, Health Care, Making Life Better, Safety|

It used to be that speaking was a fear greater than death. Today, the fear of getting Alzheimer’s is frequently cited among the aging population. While VOICES with Dementia aims to raise awareness of people with dementia who live productive and meaningful lives, the stigma remains. But not for long among those willing to take [...]

Caregiver, ASK for Help

By |2017-11-27T18:00:37+00:00November 20th, 2017|Senior Care, Health Care, Making Life Better, Safety|

Caregiver, ask for HELP before it’s too late. Oftentimes, caregiving families (including mine) dive into crisis mode before they know what they’re getting into. As they dive deeper and deeper, they lose sight of the shoreline. Soon, they come up and gasp for air. Looking around, there’s nothing but shark-filled waters. This is a risky [...]