What to Look For When Visiting Seniors This Holiday Season

Do you have aging parents or relatives who still live at home? If you’ll be making a house call this holiday season, it’s the perfect opportunity to check up on their well-being. Look for the following signs to help you assess their physical and mental health. Clutter When you open the door, are you pushing…

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What Are Activities of Daily Living?

As we age, it can become a challenge to keep up with self-care. Many seniors move into skilled nursing facilities when they have lost the ability to independently perform activities commonly known as “activities of daily living” (ADLs). This term was first coined in the 1950s by American physician Sidney Katz. What are these common…

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Driving Safety Tips for Seniors

The Federal Highway Administration reports about 87 percent of the driving-age population has a license. Of that number, about 16 percent are over the age of 65. According to the American Automobile Association (AAA), age can have a negative effect on driving ability. If your older loved one is reluctant to stop driving but has…

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September Is National Mold Awareness Month

Founded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Mold Awareness Month is observed every September. It brings awareness to the hazardous health effects of mold in the home and commercial buildings. Indoor mold growth is unsafe for pets and humans – especially older people, who are more susceptible to respiratory health problems. If an aging…

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