by Hilary Young on October 17, 2017
A simple Google search for “senior safety” will turn up hundreds of website results for how to keep seniors safe at home, how to purchase the best medical alert button and how to find great in-home care. But is that all the conversation should entail?
by Hilary Young on July 18, 2017
When it comes to elderly falls, many people operate under the misconception that only those who are frail and in poor health experience potentially fatal falls. But the truth of the matter is that falls can happen anytime, anywhere, to anyone. Of course, accidental falls happen throughout life, to people of all ages. As you continue to age, however, your body simply cannot bounce back in the same way and falls can become detrimental to your overall health.
by Meghan Orner on April 27, 2017
Now that spring has sprung, it’s officially that time of year to do some much-needed spring cleaning. After all, it’s not uncommon for dust and dirt to build up after spending the chilly winter months indoors. Instead of disregarding spring cleaning as a mere chore, however, think of it as an opportunity to take preventative measures that will help ensure your safety in the home -- because that’s exactly what it is.
by Meghan Orner on April 11, 2017
Whenever the topic of home safety for the elderly comes up, much attention is focused on taking proper care of the body with a healthy diet and exercise, preventing falls at home and creating a buddy system with a close friend or neighbor. While these are all essential tips that allow seniors to safely age in place, they all overlook another very real threat to a senior’s well-being at home: hoarding.
by Hilary Young on April 04, 2017
Aside from being a much-needed reprieve from the cold days of winter, spring is a time of change, of rebirth, of fresh air. It’s also a time of year marked by frequent and heavy rains in many parts of the country. And while ice and snow can make navigating the outdoors dangerous, the rain can make it equally risky to venture out this time of year.