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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: Senior Abuse, Isolation and Loneliness

Written by Stannah on 25th January 2022

Elder abuse most often takes place in the home where the senior lives. It can also happen in institutional settings, especially long-term care facilities. According to the United Nations, between 4% and 6% of elderly people have experienced some form of abuse at home. On this day, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Stannah invites you […]

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World Heart Day: Preventing heart disease and promoting healthier living

World Heart Day: Preventing Heart Disease & Promoting Healthy Living

Written by Stannah on 25th January 2022

“Listen to your heart.” It’s a phrase we hear a lot. It might be your favorite line from a classic romantic comedy or sound advice delivered to you by a cherished loved one. Regardless of where you first encountered the phrase, the idea that our hearts are central to who we are as people has […]

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Elderly Loneliness During the Holidays & How Family Caregivers can Help

Written by Stannah on 14th December 2021

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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Health at Home

Written by Nathan on 13th April 2021

Home Health Perceptions Having been inside our homes for the most part of 2020 and starting off the new year, we’ve had more time to reflect on the quality of our living space. On the topic of home health hazards, a little over 1,000 participants were surveyed to determine their concerns about home-related problems as […]

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Stannah Celebrates International Youth Day

Loneliness After a Year Indoors

Written by Nathan on 13th April 2021

Key Takeaways: Nearly 8 out of 10 respondents felt lonely 50.7% of millennials, and 47% of baby boomers would get the Covid-19 vaccine right now to feel less lonely. Millennials felt the loneliest since Covid-19 started. More than 1 in 5 respondents felt that zoom calls made them feel more lonely. Alone Together: A Deep […]

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We Take Care

Written by Nathan on 13th March 2020

Updated 3/29/2022 With current public health concerns, Stannah has increased its efforts to keep our communities safe. We are taking every precaution to eliminate direct contact and conduct all essential services as safely as possible. Working in the stairlift industry, nothing is more important to us than your safety. Given the current climate, we’d like […]

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Adaptive clothing for seniors

Adaptive Clothing – What is it and How Could it Make Your Life Easier?

Written by Stannah on 11th January 2019

Ever heard of adaptive clothing? Are you picturing a hospital gown or clinical wear? Yes, that’s the origin of adaptive clothing, but it’s come a long way in the last few years. The clothing industry is changing fast, and although everything is easier and cheaper now that we’ve moved into mass-producing almost everything, we’re now […]

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loss of balance on the elderly

Dizziness, vertigo or loss of balance?

Written by Stannah on 12th October 2018

What’s the difference and what can you do about it? Table of contents Loss of Balance Dizziness Vertigo A Fear of Heights   Dizziness and vertigo are very common complaints among the elderly. However, feelings of unsteadiness are often dismissed and ignored because people think that they’re a normal part of aging like (for example) […]

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