Phone Scams and Seniors

11. October 2017 Safety 0
Phone Scams and Seniors
Keep Your Aging Parents Safe From Phone Scams   If you are unaware, 143 million people were recently exposed in a recent hack of Equifax. It seems like there is a new hack of some company almost every month. It can be overwhelming and frustrating to know that your personal information is floating around somewhere. ...

10 Quick Safety Checks for Caregivers

23. August 2017 Safety 0
10 Quick Safety Checks for Caregivers
Quick Safety Checklist for Caregivers When Visiting Aging Parents   I love lists. In fact, I recently read an entire book about lists (). If you are feeling scattered, I highly recommend this book since it is a quick read and will help you get yourself organized.   Lists aside, one of the main concerns ...

Spot The Signs of Elder Abuse

Spot The Signs of Elder Abuse
Signs Your Aging Parent Is A Victim of Elder Abuse   Whether you are a long-distance or local caregiver, it can sometimes be difficult to spot the signs of elder abuse. Sometimes elder abuse is more subtle, emotional or financial. Since you’re not looking for bruises, the signs of elder abuse are harder to detect. ...

Transportation and Aging

06. April 2017 Safety 0
Transportation and Aging
  What to Do When Your Aging Parent Is An Unsafe Driver   I owned and operated a transportation service for seniors in Los Angeles for eight years. One of the biggest challenges the aging population faces is the reality that they may be unsafe drivers. But what do you do if you live in ...

Signs Your Aging Parent Isn’t Safe

29. March 2017 Safety 0
Signs Your Aging Parent Isn’t Safe
  Is Your Aging Parent Safe At Home? Look For These Signs of At-Home Safety Risks   If your aging parent lives alone, you may worry about their safety at home. Maybe you’re concerned about their home being a safe environment for them or they have new people in their lives who concern you. If ...

Easy Home Upgrades for Senior Safety

20. October 2016 Safety 1
Simple Changes You Can Do To Help Your Elderly Parent Age In Place Safely       If your aging parent lives alone, you probably worry about their safety. There are so many potential hazards from fall risks to fire risks and everything in between. While you can’t put your mom in a bubble, there ...

Fall Prevention Tools

13. October 2016 Safety 0
Avoid Falls With These Tools and Techniques       More than 1 in 3 people over 65 fall each year. Many of those falls result in a trip to the emergency room. While the numbers seem scary, there are ways to help reduce fall risks.   If you are a caregiver to someone who ...

Financial Fraud and Seniors

19. September 2016 Safety 0
How to Help Aging Parents Avoid Financial Scams       In the seven years I worked with the elderly, I met so many wonderful, trusting people. Sometimes, too trusting. I had clients who never locked their doors, clients who loaned money and cars to paid caregivers and clients who responded to every piece of ...

Fire Safety for Seniors

05. September 2016 Safety 0
Common Fire Hazards       Caregivers have so many items on their to do list that some safety concerns fall low on the immediate list, even if we know they are a high priority.   Fire safety is important all year, but as we start approaching Fall and Winter, we tend to do more ...