As we get older physical changes in our bodies make it easier for us to fall. Many elderly people have health conditions that cause mobility problems and instability in their walking. They may take medications for these conditions which...
For seniors and aging adults, establishing a relationship with one pharmacy can be better than shopping around. Knowing your pharmacist and having them know you and which medications you take can ensure that you won’t have unnecessary side effects...
Many of us have parents who live in an assisted living facility or nursing home. Prior to them moving there we most likely asked lots of questions and looked at the available amenities. We wanted our parents to be...
Seniors, as well as the disabled, use assistance dogs. They can help with mobility and daily tasks. With the help of assistance dogs, seniors can remain independent longer. International Dog Assistance Week, celebrated from August 6th to the 12th...
One of the most common scenarios regarding senior health is the elderly person who neglects themselves. Self-neglect is a growing problem. Self-neglect is an adult’s inability to care for themselves, due to either mental or physical impairment or diminished...
With more seniors than ever living alone in their homes, safety and thinking ahead become top priorities. Not only must their living space be safe for them but they also have to keep in mind that should power outages...
For many seniors, things haven’t changed much since they were six years old and on the playground. They are still being teased, embarrassed, pushed around and made to feel like they aren’t good enough. The bullying they thought they...
By 2030 the United Nations projects that 16% of the population will be 60 and over. At the same time there will be a huge decline in the working population. This means there will be fewer people to support...
Seniors are living on their own longer than ever. Rather than moving into a senior community or having a caregiver, many are turning to different types of medical alert devices to help keep them safe in their homes. With...
Talking about care options with your aging parents can be a difficult subject to bring up. You realize that the time has come because your parents are having problems using the stairs or taking their medication properly. Bringing up...
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