If you or a loved one is dealing with mobility issues, tools such as wheelchair ramps, stair lifts and chairlifts can offer you new levels of safety and independence. Continue reading "How to Build a Wheelchair Ramp"
Does Medicare pay for stair lifts?
The short answer is “No,” but that’s also not a very helpful answer. And we want to be helpful.
That’s why we want to use this blog post to explore some of the ways you can pay for a stair lift. Continue reading "Does Medicare Pay for Stair Lifts?"
What do you picture when you hear the word “retirement”?
Socializing? Traveling? Volunteering? Getting another job? Continue reading "Retirement is Not the End of the Road for Seniors"
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"
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.
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"
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