Best Guide to Bathroom Safety for Seniors

Best Guide to Bathroom Safety for Seniors

We use the bathroom every day ... 365 days of each year. We cherish our bathroom time and depart much happier, yet this room is often the most dangerous place in your home. Being proactive with effective product solutions is the key to fall prevention. For less than a dollar a day, you can equip your bathroom with all the necessary products to keep you safe. Make your bathroom happy and safe every day. Best Guide to Bathroom Safety for Seniors Do you know the BATHROOM HOT SPOTS? Best Guide to Bathroom Safety for Seniors HOT SPOT #1 – Get Some Leverage

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Data Shows Susceptible Seniors Living Alone

Nearly ninety percent of the senior citizens across the U.S. prefer to age in place and grow old at home. Professionals believe that's the place where people can afford to live over other costly places like nursing homes. But even staying home raises concerns, like the ones that block healthy aging. The most significant are lack of transportation, affordable housing, and isolation. When adults have little access to shopping and social activity, isolation becomes a high risk factor that plays havoc on their health. Here's what few seniors from my Facebook group says about aging at home with little support

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Electricity Emergency Preparedness for Seniors and Caregivers

Power outages aren’t very common, but when they do happen in your community, do you know what to do? Preparing for power outage emergencies won’t be as easy as getting a 72-hour emergency kit ready—especially if you are an elderly or are caring for someone who is. Here are a few things that may help you ensure your safety or of the elderly in your care. IDENTIFY THE RISKS Knowing what you're up against is a big step toward being prepared. WHAT CAUSED THE POWER OUTAGE? Natural disaster. Accidents leading to power failure. WHAT ARE THE IMMEDIATE RISKS? Do you

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Safety Changes To Help Aging Parents Remain Independent

When you to visit an aging loved one or parent, keep an eye out for safety issues. Here are some safety updates you can make to their home. Bathroom Upgrade: My parents recently remodeled their bathroom. They put in a higher toilet, which is easier for them to use and installed a shower stall. They aren’t at a point where they really need these safety upgrades, but they plan to stay in their home as long as possible and opted to make the changes now, versus later. If your aging parent can’t afford a complete renovation, you can still install

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Could Medication Be Causing Falls?

Rise Above the Fear of Falling

One of the most common ER trips for the elderly is falls. While some result in minor injuries, others can result in major injuries such as broken hips, arms, or worse. If you’ve already gone through your parent’s house and addressed fall risks such as loose rugs, cluttered walkways and poor lighting and they are still falling, their falls may be a result of a health issue. Could Medication Be Causing Falls? Physical Limitations: Balance problems or dizziness can result from a number of ailments, including neurological changes, arthritis, a drop in blood pressure or inner-ear problems. Any of these health

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Downsizing A Home Full of Memories

Downsizing A Home Full of Memories

Helping Your Aging Parent Downsize When someone lives in their home for several decades, chances are, the home is jam-packed with a lifetime of memories and stuff. As our parents age, they may need to downsize their belongings in anticipation of moving in with family, an assisted living facility, or even to a new condo in a fun retirement community. It can be overwhelming to find the right place to start when it comes time to downsize. If your parents are like mine, everything has meaning. My mom still has things from when she was my Girl Scout leader! If

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How to Fall-Proof your Home

Did you know, according to the National Institute of Aging, that 6 out of 10 falls happen at home, where we spend most of our time and neglect to consider safety?   Most of these falls could be prevented by making some simple changes to your home.  At Senior.com, we are experts in fall prevention and consider it our mission to help you live as independently as possible, for as long as possible. We suggest you invite a friend or family member to make this safety assessment with you.  Often it takes a 2nd pair of eyes to see hazards you

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