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Senior Safety

Home Care Tasks to Take Care of Before Winter Arrives

Fall is coming. Now is the time to start preparing the house in time for winter’s arrival. If you do this while the weather is still warm and dry, you won’t be outside in heavy clothing trying to stay warm enough. Here are the home care tasks that you should tackle before the snow falls.…

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5 Ways to Prevent Slip and Fall Accidents

Elderly adults are more likely to be injured in a slip and fall accident than any other age group. They often struggle with physical conditions that increase the risk of a slip and fall accident, like dizziness, vertigo, poor balance, and poor vision. Family caregivers and elder care providers who are helping aging adults that…

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What Could Be Causing Your Parent’s Dizziness?

According to a study published in the medical journal Aging and Disease, complaints of dizziness are extremely common in older adults. Up to 30 percent of seniors report feeling dizzy at times. Not only is dizziness unpleasant, but it can also put older adults at risk for falling. If your aging relative has been having…

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Grilling Season Safety Tips for Your Aging Parent

Spring and summer often see grilling season kick into high gear. With grilling season also comes an increase in fires related to the backyard grill, smoker, or hibachi. According to the National Fire Prevention Agency, about 7,900 home and yard fires in a four-year span were linked to grilling. While gas grills are linked to…

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What Should Be in Your Caregiver Crisis Kit?

Depending on how long you’ve been a caregiver, you may already be aware that being prepared is key to handling unexpected situations. Part of being prepared for dealing with emergencies when they pop up is having a plan in place. It can also help to have a “go bag” ready to grab in case of…

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Warm Weather Safety Tips for Your Mom’s Pet

When the weather gets warmer, people aren’t the only ones ready to get out of the house and enjoy the fresh spring air. Your aging parent’s pet may want to enjoy the sunshine, too. Unfortunately, the change of weather also brings some spring hazards with it. Because pets are such an important source of comfort,…

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Special Care for Seniors in Warmer Weather

Everyone is happy to see spring and summer, especially if they live in areas where winter cold is typical. From outdoor sporting events and family picnics to gardening, walks, and more, there are so many activities and fun times outdoors. However, warmer weather also means taking certain precautions toward health and safety, especially when it…

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What Causes Balance Problems?

Balance problems are common among older adults. They are also one of the things that cause seniors to fall and injure themselves. A person with good balance is able to control the way they move, whether standing or sitting. It allows them to walk without stumbling and bend over without tipping. When an older adult…

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Don’t Neglect Your Dad’s Home When Thinking About Senior Care

When you think about senior care, you probably think about meal preparation, housekeeping, and transportation. That’s the norm for many families. They want their parent to be able to get through the daily activities of living. While that’s a good start, you should also consider your dad’s home. If his home isn’t safe, he’s not…

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