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 ...

Keeping Your Parents Safe from Fraud

04. March 2016 Safety 0
  Sadly, we live in a world where there are people who look to take advantage seniors. They know that the older generation tends to be more trusting and take advantage of their trust in several ways.   Here are a few scams or criminal activity to warn your parents about – or be cautious ...

Should Your Aging Parents Still Drive?

01. March 2016 Safety 0
Should Your Aging Parents Still Drive?
Signs Your Aging Parent is an Unsafe Driver   For six months, I had a sweet, 88 year old man call my company every 2-3 weeks, asking different questions about our senior transportation service. He would tell me he was planning to have his wife stop driving soon, so he was gathering information. Sadly, one ...

Can Your Medication be Making You Fall?

26. February 2016 Safety 0
  Falls are one of the most common causes of trips to the emergency room for seniors. Some result in minor bruising, while others can result in major health consequences such as broken hips, or worse. Once you’ve addressed the fall risks in the home, you may want to take a look at other potential ...

Fall Prevention Room by Room

10. February 2016 Safety 2
Fall Prevention Room by Room
How to reduce falls in the home to protect your aging parent from broken bones   Did you know falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of nonfatal trauma-related hospital admissions among older adults? So how can you help your aging parents make their home fall-safe?   First, you ...