When to Start Looking at Skilled Nursing Facilities

As you might expect, the decision to move a family member into a nursing facility can be a tough one. Many families feel they’re abandoning the loved one or evading their responsibility to provide the care he or she needs. Yet in many cases, skilled nursing is the best option for a senior’s wellbeing. What…

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Should an Aging Loved One Move In?

Do you have an aging loved one in poor health? During this emotional time, you may consider having the family member move in with you. According to the National Institute of Health, one in every four caregivers lives with the relative he or she cares for from day-to-day. However, what should you consider before choosing…

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How to Make Rooms Safer for Seniors

Did you know one in every four adults over the age of 65 experience a fall each year? Unfortunately, every 19 minutes, injuries from falls prove to be fatal for older adults. Falls are the number one cause of hospital admissions for seniors, accounting for almost 3 million cases. Many of these injuries occur at…

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Heat Safety Tips for Seniors

Heat-related illness is a serious concern for people of all ages during the “Dog Days of Summer” from July through August. Excessive sun exposure and sweltering conditions can be a health hazard for people over age 65. We offer 4 tips to keep your aging loved one safe in hot weather but first, let’s review…

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