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…

Five Appliances That Aging Adults Find Useful for Preparing Meals

Your mom’s memory is slipping. She’s not bad enough that she needs to move out, but you worry about her safety when cooking a meal. Here are five appliances that can help. Air Fryer. Frying can make the house smell. Hot oil can splatter and burn. With an air fryer, your mom or dad can…

Daily Tips for Preventing Identity Theft

Identity theft is one of the fastest-growing crimes in the United States. Approximately 50% of the population reports that they feel it is extremely likely that they will experience identity theft within the next year, and 21% will actually be victimized in this way. Unfortunately, studies show that a large percentage of those who fall…

Increasing Home Safety for Your Senior During the Holiday Season

One of your most important priorities as a family caregiver for your elderly parent is to keep them safe and secure at all times. While the holiday season seems like one that should be filled with only joy, laughter, love, and happiness, it is an unfortunate reality that it is also one of the most…

Can a Pharmacist Help Your Parent Understand Their Prescriptions?

In your role as a family caregiver, prescription medications are simply something that you are going to encounter with your parent. They are likely to take one or more of these prescriptions for chronic health issues, as well as get prescriptions for further medications when they experience an acute illness or infection. It is critical…

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