Preventing Electrical Fires in Seniors’ Homes
Posted December 12, 2018 • Each year, there are around 24,000 electrical fires in houses around the country. In 7 percent of those fires, someone is injured. 11 percent result in a death. The highest number of electrical fires occur during the months of December and January. This is probably because more people are using electrical appliances to heat their homes and holiday lights. No one likes to think about a fire occurring in the home of an older family member, but there are ways you can help them to prevent...
Don’t Forget About Your Elderly Relative’s Post-Surgery Care
Posted December 4, 2018 • With old age comes a range of physical ailments and chronic conditions that often need surgery to correct. It’s common for seniors to have surgery for health issues such as cataracts, varicose vein removal, joint replacement, cancerous tumor removal, spine surgery, gallbladder and ulcers. While the surgeries can often help with the elderly adult’s medical issues, recovery can present its own set of challenges. Many elderly adults need help from family caregivers and home care providers during...
Make the Holidays Extra Special for Aging Adults
Posted November 27, 2018 • Holidays and celebrations build memories for a lifetime, no matter how old you are. However, many elderly adults struggle at this time of year due to conflicting feelings about the past and the future. Seniors face much bigger challenges in creating, hosting or even attending holiday celebrations due to physical or mental health issues.
3 Kinds of Arthritis That Affect Older Adults
Posted November 19, 2018 • About a third of people with arthritis say that arthritis pain makes it difficult for them to do the things they enjoy. A quarter of them say that the pain is severe. Arthritis isn’t a single disease. It is a group of more than 100 diseases that affect the joints. Below are 3 common kinds of arthritis.