Home Safety Checklist for Seniors

Home Safety Checklist for Seniors

How to reduce falls in the home: Did you know falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of nonfatal trauma-related hospital admissions among older adults? So how can you help your parents make their home fall-safe? Home Safety Checklist for Seniors First, you can address the fall risks in the home, room by room. You both may be so used to the layout of their home  and the way things are that you don’t notice the risks. Be prepared for some push back, particularly if they are resistant to you stepping in and “taking over.”

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6 Ways Home Care Can Help Seniors Rediscover Purpose

6 Ways Home Care Can Help Seniors Rediscover Purpose

After retirement, seniors often struggle to find purpose in their lives. Many are surprised at their lack of direction without a Monday-to-Friday job. This lack of motivation can have a damaging effect on seniors’ well-being. Without this sense of purpose, seniors often slip into a sedentary lifestyle. Others find themselves feeling listless, anxious, or depressed. 6 Ways Home Care Can Help Seniors Rediscover Purpose At Visiting Angels, we’ve seen how lack of purpose takes a toll on older adults, time and time again. When seniors first get started with a home care assessment, many report feeling a lack of energy, motivation,

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Living Room Fall Prevention Guide

Making your living room safe is critical to both the aging loved one and the caregiver.  Trying to stand from a soft couch often causes shoulder and wrist injuries or a significant fall.  Often seniors will wait for someone in the home to help them stand up, which limits their freedom and can cause anxiety when you need to use the restroom.  For caregivers, repeatedly helping someone to stand from a seated position will cause painful back injuries! For a small investment, you can outfit your home for fall prevention.   These recommended products ensure both the aging senior and caregiver

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Best Bedroom Products for Fall Prevention

Senior woman sitting in a bedroom

It’s important to address safety for seniors in the bedroom, since falls are a considerable risk getting in and out of bed.   With just a few products you can ensure that you can remain as independent as possible all night long.  Here are our favorite bedroom accessories and bed to make your bedroom a safe and comfortable place. Top 3 Bedroom Accessories for Fall Prevention Adult Bed Rail & Cushioned Support Bed Swivel Handle [caption id="attachment_113635" align="alignright" width="300"] Swiveling Bed Rail only $99[/caption] This Mobility Bed Rail has an extra pivoting arm to provide extra support while walking or transferring

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Aging in Place Solutions for Suburban Older Adults

Aging in Place Solutions for Suburban Older Adults

Baby boomers begin to retire in large numbers. Their kids are adults and have lives of their own. The boomer contends with stairs, home maintenance, mowing lawns, and worrying about movability as driving becomes a nuisance. The graying of America will force the service industries to ramp up for needed solutions. Aging in Place Solutions for Suburban Older Adults Over 49 million older Americans face the dilemma. Some will seek rentals in the urban district, while many will stay in the home they love planted in the suburbs. For those opting to age in place, the service industry must adapt and

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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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10 Steps to Help Older Adults Prevent Slips, Trips and Falls

Elderly woman fell on the floor

Some of the most serious injuries among older adults, age 65 and older, are caused by falling. More than 1.6 million older Americans end up in the emergency room or hospital because of a fall, according to the National Institutes of Health. Seniors who have broken a hip by falling can have trouble recovering and regaining mobility.110 Steps to Help Older Adults Prevent Slips, Trips and Falls0 Steps to Help Older Adults Prevent Slips, Trips and Falls The good news is many falls are preventable. One of the first things you can do if you take prescription medication is have

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