Four Steps for Preparing Your Senior for Emergencies

Emergencies by their very definition sneak up on you, but you can help your senior to be more prepared for them. Setting up a kit and a system for getting your senior what she needs in an emergency is a crucial part of preparation. Put Together a Kit of Supplies. During an emergency, supplies are…

Seniors Who Struggle with Driving Safely

Has your aging relative recently gotten in another car accident? Are you nervous for your safety when you ride with them? Have they experienced serious physical or mental health challenges recently? Do you wonder whether it’s time for them to stop driving themselves around? If these questions are all too familiar, you are likely dealing…

Is Food Safety an Issue at Thanksgiving?

When many people think of food safety and foodborne infection, the first thing that comes to mind is summer time traveling, picnics, and cookouts. Warm weather and the frequency of eating foods such as mayonnaise-based salads and meats make this time particularly dangerous for food safety. As a family caregiver, however, it is critical to…

Warning Signs of Medication Mismanagement

As elderly people grow more dependent on family caregivers and elderly care providers for their daily needs, it’s important to remember medication management. Chances are your aging loved one is taking two or more prescription medications for various health issues and age-related conditions. With multiple medications, it’s easy to get confused. When doses are skipped…

Could Your Parent Be a Victim of Identity Theft?

It is an unfortunate reality that elderly adults are more vulnerable to fraudulent activity such as identity theft than younger people. This is due to a variety of factors, including the fact that many elderly adults are not familiar with technology and may make unsafe decisions, are more likely to be trusting than younger adults,…

You’re Caring for Your Parents, But What About Their Home?

When you think about home care for the elderly, you’re thinking of cooking meals, making sure they get to and from stores and appointments, and helping them with housework. You might remind them to take medications or check insulin levels. People do tend to focus on their parents’ health and well-being when planning care. There’s…

Making Sure Your Parent Can Enjoy Family Exercise and Activities Together Safely

When you’re planning family exercise and activities, safety should be a top priority. Exercising together is a wonderful way to encourage everybody in your family to get more physical activity, and to bond the generations of the family. Especially during the summer months, however, exercising together and enjoying activities can pose a variety of dangers.…

What Should Your Senior Do if She Falls?

No matter what you and your senior have done to help her avoid falling, there may come a time when she does experience a fall. Here’s what she needs to do in order to get back up. Avoid Getting up Right Away. One of your senior’s first instincts might be to hop up right away.…

Four Fall Hazards You Might Overlook

Falling is a huge problem for your aging adult because of the serious health problems that can result after a fall. Even if your elderly family member only experiences a small injury, that can affect the rest of her life. Spotting potential risks for falling can help your senior avoid them. Lighting. Lighting is so…

When it Comes to Safety, What Should You Be Watching for as a Caregiver?

Keeping your aging adult safe involves focusing on a wide range of different aspects of her life. It can be overwhelming at first, so you might want to examine where you might have gaps in your plan. Health and General Wellness. If your elderly family member’s health is suffering, that puts her at risk in…

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