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Posts Tagged ‘Independent living’

Simply the Blues or Something More?

Recognizing and Fighting Depression in Seniors In the oft quoted words of Kenny Wayne Shepherd: “Everyone gets the blues.” Temporary feelings of sadness, commonly referred to as “the blues,” usually last only a day or two, and are not a cause for concern. But when a loved one seems stuck in the same sad mood…

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Respite Care: A Hand When You Need It

Home care is not just for seniors. Most people skim right over an ad for a home care company thinking it’s something they’ll look into for their parents someday, or even for themselves but not until they’re much older. But contrary to popular belief, given the right circumstances, anyone could find themselves needing a hand…

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Simple Changes Can Prevent Falls Risks at Home

According to the Centers for Disease Control, one in three older adults sustains a fall every year. In fact, falls are the leading cause of both fatal and non-fatal injuries in older adults. In 2013, more than 2.5 million non-fatal falls were treated in emergency rooms in the U.S. National health statistics show that while…

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Active Seniors May Still Need Assistance

Summer’s here, and while the season is usually associated with kicking back and relaxing, as a rule it is actually the season we are the most active. There is more to do, and more to be done, and the weather amplifies the effort required, especially for seniors who often have difficulty regulating their body temperature.…

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