Senior safety

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Top technology for seniors: Devices and apps to boost wellness, safety and happiness

Though seniors are becoming more technology savvy all the time, many are still skeptical about the latest devices. A 2019 study published in the journal Healthcare analyzed older adults’ perspectives on technology intended to allow them to age in place and found that while seniors were eager to learn new technology, they also expressed frustration with it... more

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5 alternative transportation options for seniors who are no longer driving

My mom was always a great driver — as far as I know, she never got a single traffic ticket in her six decades behind the wheel. But when she started getting lost on the familiar route to her hair salon, we knew it was time to take away the... more

COVID-19 meets flu season: How seniors and caregivers can prepare

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit seniors hard in 2020. Adults 65 and over have been hospitalized at a rate 5-13 times higher than adults under 30 and are dying from the disease at a rate 90-630 times higher than young adults. When combined with the mental health toll of social... more

Activities of daily living: What are they and how are they used?

Assessing when and what kind of additional care might be needed for a loved one or client can be tough. Independence is a hard thing to gauge, and decline isn’t always apparent. The six activities of daily living (ADLs) and the eight instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) can be... more

Is it safe to take my senior loved one to the hospital during COVID-19?

No matter how far along we get in this global pandemic, it remains challenging to get a grip on everyday routines. Figuring out what to do in the case of an emergency, particularly one involving a senior, can be even more confusing. Faced with concerns around not only your loved... more

12 summer safety tips for seniors

The summertime is a time of fun and relaxation for most people. But for seniors, the heat and sun can be dangerous if the proper precautions aren't taken. Here are some great tips that aging adults, as well as their caregivers, can use to make sure they have a... more

How to determine whether your loved one should retire from driving

Car keys are a sign of independence, and who wants to part with that? But with age comes increased risk behind the wheel, so it’s important for families to decide together when a senior loved one may need to find alternative forms of transportation. The risk of a driver being... more

Emergency checklist for seniors and caregivers

Hopefully you'll never need this information, but if there is an emergency with your elderly parent or relative, having the items in this checklist available can make a huge difference in your loved one's wellbeing. No emergency situation is simple, but those with seniors can be even more complicated due... more