5 Tips To Make Home Safer For Older Adults

Making a home safe for older adults can be tricky. There are many potential hazards to consider, and it can be tough to know where to start. But don’t worry, we’re here to help. This article will discuss five tips to help make your home safer for older adults just like assisted living communities. Here… Continue reading 5 Tips To Make Home Safer For Older Adults

Long-Distance Caregiver Tips in the Time of COVID

As the senior population continues to increase, and the cost of assisted living also rises, families are seeking ways to allow their older members to live at home longer. Although there is a financial benefit for delaying the need for assisted living and nursing home care, there are also mental, emotional and physical benefits for seniors… Continue reading Long-Distance Caregiver Tips in the Time of COVID

How to Be of Service for Older Adults in Your Community

It’s unfortunate that many seniors in our communities don’t get the assistance they need. In order to ensure we stay up-to-date on the challenges seniors deal with in their everyday lives, especially the ones who no longer have family or friends to call upon, it’s crucial for all of us to find ways of how… Continue reading How to Be of Service for Older Adults in Your Community

Help I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up

“Help I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up.”  This is still the catch cry used for the Medical Alert industry. You will remember the Push Button device worn around the neck of your Mum or Grand Mum who was living at home alone.   “I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up!” became a registered trademark… Continue reading Help I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up

I Don’t Want To Be “Put” In A Home

Thinking about being “put” in a home when I get older sends a chill down my spine. Granted, my personal experience so far with these types of “homes” hasn’t been very positive. Whenever I visited relatives who were living in assisted living facilities I always seemed to leave the visit feeling quite depressed. It seemed… Continue reading I Don’t Want To Be “Put” In A Home

Aging in Place: How Seniors Can Make Safe Changes

Aging in place is something that over 90 percent of adults aged 65 and older want for themselves in retirement since it involves staying in their own homes for as long as possible — including after an injury or illness — rather than staying in a nursing home or assisted living facility. It also means maintaining some… Continue reading Aging in Place: How Seniors Can Make Safe Changes

How to Choose a Medical Alert System

As technology and Artificial Intelligence advances, the range of options has grown   So how to choose a medical alert system since the range of options available is increasing every day. Choosing the right personal emergency response system for yourself or a vulnerable member of your family can be quiet daunting.   Definitions:   A… Continue reading How to Choose a Medical Alert System

Questions To Ask When Buying A Medical Alert System

When searching for a medical alert system, it’s important to ask some key questions about the company, equipment and pricing terms before you make a decision to purchase.  In some cases, not asking the right questions could result in being locked in to a long term contract that is difficult to get out of or… Continue reading Questions To Ask When Buying A Medical Alert System

How to Handle Guilt and Other Caregiving Emotions

With caregiving, you might swing from feeling a deep connection to anger or sadness. Learn what feelings might come up and how to manage them.   Taking care of a loved one with an illness or disability can stir up some complicated emotions. You may have great days when you feel a deep sense of… Continue reading How to Handle Guilt and Other Caregiving Emotions

9 Ways to Prevent Falling at Home | Everyday Health

A few simple home improvement projects can make all the difference in keeping you and your loved ones safe from dangerous falls. 9 Ways to Prevent Falling at Home – By Wyatt Myers  Medically Reviewed by Lindsey Marcellin, MD, MPH  Adding rails and grab bars to places that are slippery when wet is an easy way to prevent… Continue reading 9 Ways to Prevent Falling at Home | Everyday Health