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Fall Prevention

Preventing Falls: Home Safety and Confidence-Building Strategies

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According to the CDC, each year, about 3 million older adults are treated in emergency departments for a fall injury, and one out of every five falls causes an injury, such as broken bones or a head injury. Sadly, for many of them, returning home is no longer an option, as they end up relocating to assisted living communities or nursing homes due to the injuries sustained in the fall,…

Health & Wellness

How Allergies Can Affect Seniors

Allergies are not a problem that we have or don’t have. They can develop over time and get worse as we age. Allergies can be more difficult to cope with as a senior, and even lead to more serious illnesses. The effects of allergies can also cause painful reactions that are difficult to cope with as a senior. Sneezing, coughing, swelling, and respiratory concerns can all cause discomfort and even…


Improving Long-Distance Caregiving

It’s never easy to see our parents or loved ones get older and need help. This can be made more difficult still if you live far away. Many people simply don’t have the option of just picking up and moving to where they are. But it doesn’t mean you need to feel guilty, either. You have your own life to live. There are ways you can still participate in the…


How to Deal with An Older Parent Who is Lying

Coping with aging parents can be challenging for any number of reasons. If they have reached the point where they require extra help or care, they can become very difficult to take care of. But if they are displaying unruly behavior that includes lying, then it can be very frustrating to get to the bottom of anything. They may start lying for their own reasons but continue to do so…


Maintaining a Positive Outlook as a Caregiver

Caregivers are a great welcome to many families who would otherwise be lost when it came to caring for their loved ones. But who looks after the caregivers when they start to get overwhelmed? As a caregiver, it is important that you take care of yourself first. If you are stressed and burnt out, you are not going to be any help to anyone. Keeping a positive outlook is a…

Caregiving, Health & Wellness

Flu Myths and Facts for Seniors

For most of us, coming down with the flu is inconvenient and unpleasant. But, for seniors, it can be much worse. They often get affected much worse, take much longer to recover, and can even die. Keeping healthy in the winter can already be a challenge for seniors, but catching a cold or the flu can be devastating. Older people are at higher risk for complications from the flu. Flu…