Whenever the old year ends and the new one begins, a lot of us are compelled to make resolutions. Even if these promises don’t last, we end the year pledging to live better, do better, be better.
And while you think that making resolutions is a young man’s – or young woman’s – game, we’d respectfully disagree.
Here are some New Year’s resolutions for seniors you may want to consider this December 31, a list of health and safety tips to help you have a happier, healthier 2018. Continue reading "Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions for Seniors"
If you asked them, most people over 75 would tell you they’d rather spend their final years at home instead of in an assisted living facility or retirement community. Continue reading "Aging in Place Design Ideas Checklist"
“Oh, you don’t have to get me anything.”
How many times have you heard that from a parent or grandparent when the holidays approach? Continue reading "Holiday Gift Ideas for Seniors"
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"
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.
Continue reading "Will Temporary Lift Chair Rental Cause Damage to Walls or Stairs?"
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"
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"
Let enough time go by, and your house not only becomes your home, it turns into the only home you can ever imagine having.
But as we get older, staying in your home and aging in place can become increasingly difficult. Continue reading "Help Is Here: Tips for Aging in Place"
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"