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 ...

Transportation Options for Seniors Who Don’t Drive

01. September 2016 Safety 0
Transportation Options for Seniors Who Don’t Drive
How to Help Aging Parents Maintain Independence After They No Longer Drive   The biggest fear most seniors have about turning over their car keys is that they will lose their independence. As a result, it can be hard for family caregivers to address unsafe driving with their aging parents. If your aging parent is ...

Creating An Emergency Plan For Your Aging Parents

29. August 2016 Safety 0
Plan Ahead for How Your Aging Parents Will Handle Emergencies     We never know when an emergency is going to hit. Living in California, earthquakes and fires are our big emergency, however, different parts of the country have different issues from hurricanes to tornadoes. Regardless of the type of emergency, being prepared is the ...

Signs That You Hired the Wrong Caregiver

23. August 2016 Safety 3
Should you be concerned about your parent’s caregiver?     When your parent’s need more assistance than you can provide, it makes sense to hire a caregiver. Bringing in a professional to do some of the heavy lifting or personal care tasks takes the burden off of you and preserves your relationship with your aging ...

Top Senior Home Safety Tips

17. August 2016 Safety 0
Keeping Your Parents Safe at Home         Whether you live across the country or across the street, keeping up with your aging parents can be a challenge. They may not want your help or go to great lengths to prove that they are just fine. If, like most people, their goal is ...

Know the Signs of Elder Abuse

13. June 2016 Safety 0
  When we think of elder abuse, we think of a family member or caregiver physically injuring an elderly person. But elder abuse isn’t always what we think. It can, of course, be physical, but it can also be emotional or even financial. Would you be able to recognize the signs of elder abuse if ...

Avoiding Medication Mishaps

09. June 2016 Safety 0
    Caring for an aging parent can be overwhelming. Between ensuring their home is safe, they are getting proper nutrition and ensuring that they are able to get to their appointments, it can be easy to make a simple medical mistake.   Whether you give them the wrong medication, or serve up medication with ...

Is Your Senior Parent’s Home Safe?

15. March 2016 Safety 1
  Have you looked at your elderly parent’s home safety with a fresh eye recently? What changes can you make to provide a safer living environment for them?   My son’s school recently got a new principal and in the 16 days he has been on their campus, he has made changes to aesthetics that ...