What Options Does Your Love One Have to Prevent Losing Her Independence?

Many elderly loved ones worry more about losing their independence than they do about some other potential issues. Having alternative solutions to offer can help her to realize that what’s most important is her safety and her quality of life. Personal Alarms. Personal alarm systems are a way for your loved one to have help…

Is There a Connection Between Depression in Seniors and Falls?

Between 2006 and 2010, the National Health and Retirement Study found evidence that depression in seniors may increase the chances of falling. In this study with 7,200 participants, researchers found the risk of falling increased by 30 percent in those showing signs of depression. When that same group was given antidepressant medications, the number of…

Tips for Bathing a Senior with Dignity

For many elderly adults, mobility issues, balance problems, dementia, and other issues can make bathing a tremendous challenge. Your aging parent might have difficulty bathing safely, might not understand how or why to bathe, or might struggle with issues that prevent them from going through the actual tasks of bathing. Helping them bathe might be…

First Aid Tips for Burns

Burns can happen extremely suddenly and lead to extensive pain and even the possibility of infection and other severe consequences. As a family caregiver it is important that you not only recognize the risks of burns and are able to identify the severity of burns when they occur, but that you are able to respond…

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