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Autumn Senior Safety Tips – Part #1

Senior Safety Tips: Social worker is visiting a senior woman at home

Contrary to some beliefs, America’s seniors are a diverse group. But no matter where they live, how they worship or who they vote for, America’s senior citizens tend to have one thing in common: they like the idea of aging in place. The senior safety tips below will help make that possible.

In other words, they want to remain in their home as they get older. Continue reading "Autumn Senior Safety Tips – Part #1"

Will Temporary Lift Chair Rental Cause Damage to Walls or Stairs?

PA Stairlift has rental lifts for temporary house guests.For many people, a stair lift becomes a permanent – and highly useful – fixture in your home.

But maybe that’s not the case for you. Maybe you have a relative coming to stay, and you know they won’t be able to handle your stairs, but you want to make your entire home accessible.

Perhaps temporary lift chair rental is the answer.

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Preventing Falls at Home

Preventing Falls - seniors falling costs millions in medical costs each year.

Every year, 25 percent of America’s senior population is injured in a fall. It’s the leading cause of injury among our country’s older population, sending three million of them to the ER each year. It’s time we started doing more about preventing falls.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, a fifth of all falls lead to broken bones or head trauma. We spend tens of billions of dollars a year treating falls. Eliminating some of the falling hazards around the house could save millions in healthcare expenses. Continue reading "Preventing Falls at Home"

Caring for Elderly Parents in Your Home vs. Aging in Place

Most seniors want to age in place.

Where would your elderly parents prefer to live? In 2011, the AARP polled its members about the concept of aging in place. Not surprisingly, nearly everyone they surveyed over the age of 75 said they wanted to live their final years at home.

But while there are more seniors today who want nothing more than to age in place, it’s also true that many of those same seniors can’t take care of themselves in their homes without help. Continue reading "Caring for Elderly Parents in Your Home vs. Aging in Place"

Benefits of Occupational Therapy for the Aging

Therapist helping senior woman with leg exercises.

Whether they are recovering from an injury, recuperating after surgery or just in need of help with mobility, there are many ways seniors can benefit from occupational therapy, which can improve their health and slow age-related decline, while helping them feel better. Continue reading "Benefits of Occupational Therapy for the Aging"

How to Keep an Aging Brain Active

Aging ActivitiesThere are few experiences more frightening in the lives of seniors than the slow deterioration of the brain. Perhaps just as frightening—maybe even more so—is the fact that even the best and most accomplished doctors and scientists still don’t fully understand what causes the decline of the brain’s cognitive abilities.

But here’s what we do know for sure about brain health in seniors: Keeping your brain strong, healthy, and in regular use has been proven to significantly slow the approach of afflictions like dementia and Alzheimer’s. We also know there are many specific activities which, when practiced with regularity as we age, can significantly help slow the process of cognitive deterioration.

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The Benefits of Yoga for the Elderly

Yoga for the Elderly

Exercise is something of a double-edged sword for older people.

On one hand, regular exercise is important as we age. It helps us live longer and reduces our risk for chronic illnesses.

On the other hand, strength training and high-intensity cardio workouts can be tough on our bodies.

That’s one of the reasons why yoga is such a great form of exercise for seniors.

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Resources for Older Adults

pre-owned stairlift installationIf you’re someone who has recently entered the so-called “sunset years” of life, you’re aware that growing older comes with its fair share of both positive and negative attributes.

Maybe you’ve managed to comfortably retire, and are now spending your days traveling, or playing with your grandchildren. There’s no denying the fact that the last decades of life, under the right circumstances, can be some of your very best.

But growing older can also be a struggle. This is the time of life when our bodies and our minds begin to rebel against the many years of hard labor we’ve put them through. The result can be very serious pain, and sometimes an inability to properly take care of ourselves, even in the most basic of ways.

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