Your elderly father has always been a strong and independent man, but lately something’s changed. You’ve noticed him squinting at the TV screen more, his driving has become erratic and he fell down the stairs (again). You suspect that dad is having vision issues.
Tripping and falling among seniors is an everyday occurrence. One out of every four seniors trip and fall every year, and it's one of their biggest fears. Fortunately, steps can be taken to minimize this from happening to the senior in your life.
UTIs are not only uncomfortable, left untreated they can cause kidney failure and bloodstream infections. Because of those potential risks, if you’re currently caring for an aging in place loved one, learning how to recognize and prevent UTIs in seniors is important. What follows are some UTI-prevention habits that every senior should practice.
If you have it within your ability to prevent being hospitalized, wouldn’t you do that? So don’t wait. If you haven’t had the chance to get your flu shots, get it today. This would keep you, your family and your community safe.
With the continued spread of COVID-19, elderly home care offers new and promising benefits. For many elderly individuals, receiving care at home increases convenience and comfort. Now, elderly home care might also keep patients better protected from COVID-19. A lot has changed in the world [Read More...]
Back in April, we shared an article detailing some benefits of fall prevention and home safety checks. Now, we want to dive deeper into home safety checks and how they are conducted. Safety Measures For Seniors Who Choose to Stay Home When people age, they [Read More...]
It is clear to me that right now it is more important than ever to express my appreciation and support for the diverse members of our community. In the midst of the extreme social impact of COVID-19 and the great social unrest of many citizens [Read More...]
The First Steps of Chronic Disease Management Chronic disease management can often become difficult for an individual struggling with a chronic disease. Especially for seniors, managing the pain and symptoms of a chronic disease often requires extra help and support. If you have a loved [Read More...]
If you have a senior family member who battles with a chronic disease, it is important that you understand and know their needs. Seniors with chronic conditions may have different and specific needs so it is best to know how chronic disease management in seniors works to provide the best care for them.
Older people with chronic health problems are frequently required to transition between home and hospital in dealing with their health condition. Frequent hospital visits and admissions during every episode of illness can be very stressful to both the senior patient and the family. Unfortunately, not [Read More...]