• 7 Summer Safety Tips for Seniors

    In many parts of the country, summertime is in full swing. While summer is a time of fun and relaxation for many people, the heat and sun can be dangerous for seniors if the necessary precautions aren't taken. Here are 7 summer safety tips for seniors as we head into the year’s warmest months.

  • Manage Daily Activities with Postoperative Care

    When someone has a stroke or undergoes treatment for a chronic disease, it may be hard to manage daily activities. Postoperative care can help fulfill your needs.  

    After a hospital stay, a gradual return to your normal routine is recommended. It’s important to follow doctor’s orders as advised. Keep aftercare appointments and take all prescription medications as ordered.

  • 5 Ways to Protect Your Vision as You Age

    Seniors suffer from age-related eye diseases like cataracts, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. Read these 5 ways to protect your vision as you age. 

    As we age, there are ways to safeguard our eyes against vision loss while preventing the progression of age-related diseases. Although getting older puts people at an increased risk for serious eye diseases and other problems, there are simple steps that seniors can take to keep their eyes healthy now and reduce their chance of vision loss in the near future.

  • Tips for Taking a Summer Vacation with an Elderly Parent

    While traveling with an elderly parent may not be easy, an adventure together provides great memories. Here are some tips for taking a summer vacation with an elderly parent.

    For many people, the idea of taking a summer vacation with an elderly parent who needs special care is out of the question. However, with some planning and flexibility, it’s possible to have a memorable time with your family while including your elderly parent. Read the following tips for taking a summer vacation with an elderly parent.

  • Helping Seniors Take Advantage of Summer Weather

    For seniors, enjoying the warm sun on a summer day doesn’t have to be a distant memory. Here are some tips for helping seniors take advantage of summer weather. 

    Spending time outdoors enjoying the warm summer sun doesn’t have to be a distant memory for the elderly. With heightened awareness and preventative measures, seniors can enjoy a healthy, active summer. Here are some tips for helping seniors take advantage of summer weather.

  • Benefits of Senior Home Care Services

    Senior home care services can meet the needs of those who need help with personal services or the essential activities of daily living.

    While many seniors need assistance with daily tasks and housekeeping duties, not all seniors need in-home medical care.  Those without the need for home-based medical care often wish to continue to socialize and stay active but need companionship and extra help to look and feel their best.

  • 15 Essential Items in Emergency Preparedness Kits for Seniors

    When a disaster strikes, life can change in an instant. Here are 15 essential items to include when making an emergency preparedness kit for a senior.

    In an emergency, the life of your family can change in an instant. There are some precautions you need to take to prepare your family, including elderly loved ones, for a disaster. If you have an elderly loved one living with you or have an aging relative who lives alone, it’s important to make an emergency preparedness kit.

    If you’re making an emergency kit for a senior in your life, include these items:

  • How to Prepare the Elderly for a Natural Disaster

    Are you wondering how to prepare the elderly for a natural disaster or emergency? Have a plan in place to make sure that your senior is ready in case disaster strikes.

    Natural disasters, such as hurricanes and tornadoes, affect thousands of people each year. In addition to a supply of food, water and a first aid kit, there are some additional precautions to take when preparing a senior citizen for a natural disaster or emergency. Before an emergency, have a plan in place to make sure that your senior is ready in case disaster strikes.

  • Estate Planning: Helping Seniors Make Critical Decisions

    It’s important to take steps at an early age to protect yourself, your family, and your finances. Estate planning is an important tool to help seniors make critical decisions.

    While forgetful moments can simply be the result of the natural aging process, they may also be the sign of sleeplessness, depression, and other ailments, such as dementia. Often, minor memory lapses that often happen with age are not always the sign of a serious neurological disorder. However, non-dementia memory loss can still be worrisome and can negatively affect the capacity to make critical decisions.