Category Archives: Health

Keeping Seniors Safe at Home

  According to the World Health Organization falls are a major public health problem globally. An estimated 684 000 fatal falls occur each year, making it the second leading cause of unintentional injury death, after road traffic injuries.  In the United States the CDC Trends in Falls among adults >65 ,in 2018 falls accounted for , […]

PREPARING FOR WINTER WEATHER WITH OLDER LOVED ONES

Severe winter weather is descending across the United States, which greatly impacts the safety and well-being of the elderly, especially when the weather event is unexpected or comes fast. Here are some tips from the experts in aging well® to help your older loved one prep for winter weather. Before a Storm • Stay informed: Sign up […]

How Do I Know What Care is Best for Mom or Dad as They Age? 

The National Aging in Place Council (NAIPC) reports that 90 percent of adults over the age of 65 prefer to stay in their current residence as they age. But 70% of those 65 and older will require some type of long term care. While having a plan in place is always beneficial, you never predict […]

Why A Home Evaluation Is So Important

Each year, thousands of older Americans fall at home. Many of them are seriously injured, and some become disabled. The latest research shows an estimate of 35.6 million falls each year in those 65 and older, 8.4 million of those fall result in fall-related injuries, and 32,000 deaths. And these numbers are projected to increase […]

Practical Tips for Preventing Anxiety Attacks

An anxiety attack is a scary experience. Symptoms include palpitations, sweating, trembling, nausea, and shortness of breath. If you’ve ever experienced such an incident, you undoubtedly want to avoid a future recurrence. This guide provides actionable tips you can incorporate into your everyday life to prevent a repeat scenario. Eliminate clutter from your home.  A cluttered home […]

Simple Relaxation Techniques for Seniors During COVID-19

For many seniors, the pandemic has been incredibly isolating, stressful, and anxiety-inducing — especially for those with underlying medical conditions such as cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and coronary artery disease (to name a few). And while social distancing certainly protects older adults from the coronavirus, many seniors are instead experiencing pandemic fatigue and […]

Number 4 of the Top 10 Reasons You Need a Professional Patient Advocate, Care Manager, Aging Life Care Professional by Your Side…

Number 4 “No One is Coordinating Your Care” segments taken from You Bet Your Life, of the Top 10 Reasons You Need a Professional Patient Advocate by Your Side by Trisha Torrey. “Most of us have experienced the fact that our doctors just don’t communicate with each other. Your cardiologist isn’t talking to your orthopedist, […]

Life Has Changed Because of COVID, But So Did We

Many of us were completely blindsided by the World Health Organization’s declaration of a global pandemic back in March 2020. And while it has taken some time to acclimate to a world with COVID-19, we’ve risen to the occasion beautifully and have not been afraid to embrace change. Here are just a few of the […]