Year: 2016

Improving Bathroom Safety for Seniors

Written by Stannah on 1:51 pm

With slippery surfaces and sharp corners, the bathroom could potentially be the most dangerous room in the home of a senior. Without proper attention to bath safety, your elderly loved one may have increased risk for a potentially serious fall. Fortunately, there are ways to implement bath safety and prevent these issues. Active Forever has […]

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Elderly Loneliness During the Holidays and How Family Caregivers can Help.

Written by Stannah on 8:00 am

While aging brings wisdom and cherished experiences, it is also filled with inevitable losses that can take a toll on even the happiest individuals. For some seniors, it may feel as if the world has changed in the blink of an eye as neighborhoods become virtually unrecognizable and spouses and friends fall ill or pass […]

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10 Ways a Pet can Improve Life for a Senior

Written by Stannah on 9:13 am

Pets provide intangibles that can have a positive impact on the life of an elderly person. The human and pet bond is unlike any other. According to Dr. Jay P. Granat, a New Jersey psychotherapist who spoke with agingcare.com, “Dogs and pets live very much in the here and now. They don’t worry about tomorrow, […]

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Accommodating Elderly Loved Ones on Thanksgiving

Accommodating Elderly Loved Ones on Thanksgiving

Written by Stannah on 4:26 am

Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season, and is often celebrated with family members. If you plan on hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year, it is important to take into consideration the special needs of your elderly loved ones. With assistance from Qualicare Family Homecare, Stannah offers some helpful tips to ensure your Thanksgiving gathering is […]

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Hit the Brakes: Warning Signs It’s Time for Seniors to Limit or Stop Driving

Written by Stannah on 9:00 am

    According to agingcare.com, there is no precise age that a person’s ability to drive is compromised. There are seniors in their 80s who are able to drive actively and safely, while others in their 50s are a danger to others each time they get behind the wheel. Age should not be a deciding […]

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Helpful Tips to Keep Seniors Safe This Winter

Written by Stannah on 8:00 am

  1. Beware of Ice A slip and fall related to ice can lead to injuries varying from hip and wrist fractures to head trauma and major lacerations. According to Dr. Stanley Wang of Stanford Hospital, falls are the leading cause of death from injury in people over the age of 65.     An […]

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common misconceptions about aging

Common Misconceptions that Might Hinder the Joy of the Aging Process

Written by Stannah on 2:46 am

There are many misconceptions associated with aging that affect our loved ones as they grow older. These stigmas can negatively impact our elderly loved ones and may affect their interactions with others. However, the later years of life often feature an increase in expendable time, allowing for new experiences and connections. Unfortunately, some elderly people […]

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eat smart as you age

Eat Smart! How Proper Nutrition Can Help you Stay Healthy and Active as a Senior

Written by Stannah on 8:00 am

The National Council on Aging has created a step-by-step guide to get you, or your elderly loved ones, on the path towards a healthier lifestyle.      Understand what a Healthy Plate is A common topic when discussing health and dieting is the food pyramid. It has been a staple of conversation in health and wellness classes […]

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