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Why is “Social Distancing” So Important for Seniors?

By |2020-04-06T09:00:25-04:00April 6th, 2020|Safe Practices|

Under ordinary circumstances, elderly individuals who live independently are encouraged to stay socially active because it provides them with many health benefits. However, Americans of all ages are currently at risk for being exposed to coronavirus, or “COVID-19”. For that reason, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have released preventative guidelines, including the practice of “social distancing”.

Why Proper Medicine Storage is Essential

By |2020-03-16T09:00:30-04:00March 16th, 2020|Family Caregivers|

Your elderly father lives alone, and the last few times you’ve been over to his house there were medicine bottles strewn all over the bathroom vanity. Not only is it unsafe, you’re pretty sure that some of dad’s meds have special storage requirements. But whenever you’ve tried to talk to him about implementing a better medicine storage system, dad just mumbles under his breath and walks away. What should you do?

How to Provide Long Distance Caregiving

By |2020-02-03T08:00:37-05:00February 3rd, 2020|Family Caregivers|

Your elderly mother still lives about two hours away in the home you grew up in. Ever since dad passed away two years ago, mom has been able to continue aging in place on her own. But lately her health has taken a turn for the worse. Mom’s always made it clear to you and your siblings that she wants to remain independent for as long as possible. You want to honor mom’s wishes, but how can you assist her when you live so far away?

5 Tips to Create a Caregiving To-Do List and Stick to It

By |2020-01-20T08:00:46-05:00January 20th, 2020|Caregiver Wellness|

Many people use to-do lists when planning a vacation, home improvement project or for managing their personal finances. If you’re one of the millions of Americans who take care of an aging in place loved one, a to-do list is also important so that you can more efficiently balance those informal caregiving duties with a household, job and kids.

Trip and Fall Prevention Tips for Seniors

By |2020-01-06T08:00:24-05:00January 6th, 2020|Safe Practices|

One-in-four older Americans trip and fall every year, and falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries in the elderly population. If you’re currently caring for an aging in place loved one, helping them avoid a trip and fall will go more smoothly when using these prevention tips.

How to Protect Seniors from Financial Scams

By |2019-12-16T14:26:37-05:00December 16th, 2019|Family Caregivers|

Millions of elderly Americans are targeted by financial scam artists every year, and in many cases it’s their own family members who are involved. If you’re currently caring for an aging in place loved one, knowing how to protect seniors from financial scams is probably a priority. Thankfully, doing so is possible when taking these steps.

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