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Posted on September 25th, 20149/25/14 |
For older adults who are looking to maintain independence, there are a growing number of private and public organizations that offer home and community-based services. Many of these services can help solve long-term care issues and ease the stress of the caregiver. According to AARP, these services, which include occasional household help to 24/7 in-home [...]
Posted on September 12th, 20149/12/14 |
A big fall risk is at a seemingly safe place: the home. Older adults can experience a fall for many reasons, including several environmental factors, according to our resident RN Sharon Roth Maguire. She says fall risks can come from the home environment, both the inside and the outside, along with the individual’s characteristics like [...]
Posted on September 5th, 20149/5/14 |
Many adult children tread lightly when it comes to the health of an aging loved one, especially when it could threaten independence. And, sadly, it often takes an incident of some sort before families feel that “enough is enough” and have the confidence to face a health issue head-on. So what can families do for [...]
Posted on August 28th, 20148/28/14 |
Whether it’s sharpening your mind and keeping your body fit, choosing the right vehicle to maximize comfort and safety, refreshing your driving skills or finding ways to get around when driving is no longer a safe option, there are numerous ways seniors can stay active and on the go.
Posted on August 26th, 20148/26/14 |
Whether it’s the hot summer or a bright fall day, the sun can be damaging. So how do you know if you’re avoiding the hazards of the sun? The American Cancer Society lays out some helpful tips on limiting UV exposure that you and your family can use next time you’re thinking about spending the [...]
Posted on August 20th, 20148/20/14 |
The natural process of aging can affect your vision, hearing, reaction time and mental fitness. As a senior driver, that means it also can affect your driving abilities and even increase risk of a traffic crash. Since these changes can occur very slowly, you’ll want to evaluate then early and often – before putting yourself [...]
Posted on August 14th, 20148/14/14 |
The summer may be winding down, but the potential for hot temperatures and dangerous sunlight is more and more likely every day. That means the risk for skin cancer increases, especially if you spend an excessive amount of time in the sun. The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention provides some risk factors for skin cancer and, while some can be controlled, others, like age, can’t be changed. Read on for some key factors to determine if you might be at risk.
Posted on August 5th, 20148/5/14 |
We are all looking for low-impact, fun ways to get into shape. Seniors especially need something that’s easy on the joints and doesn’t require a lot of physical challenges. Enter water aerobics. These exercises are done in a swimming pool and do not require swimming skills.
Posted on July 9th, 20147/9/14 |
Did you know that 20 to 30 percent of people who fall suffer moderate to severe injuries? These injuries can make it hard to get around or live independently. Also, one in three adults age 65 and older fall each year, yet less than half talk to their healthcare providers. Last but not least, every [...]
Posted on July 9th, 20147/9/14 |
When used responsibly, prescription drugs can help people lead healthier lives. However, when abused, these same drugs can be fatal, causing more deaths in America than car crashes. Here are some things you need to know about prescription painkillers and their potentially devastating effects, according to the National Safety Council. Since 1999, the number of prescription [...]