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3 Small Changes to Make Your Senior Loved One’s Home Safer

No matter the reason, a lot of elderly individuals insist on staying in their homes rather than moving to an assisted living facility. This is never an easy decision for a family to make, but allowing your loved one to stay in her house doesn’t have to be as worrisome or stressful as you may think. By preparing an “aging-in-place” environment, your loved one can remain in her home while minimizing the hazards. Here are 3 small changes you can implement to make your loved one’s home safer. Minimize the Risk of Tripping Accidental falls are statistically some of the…

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4 Benefits of Transportation Services for Seniors

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  As a once active and engaged part of the community, senior citizens can become frustrated, lonely, or isolated when they lose their ability to drive. In order to get out and about, seniors are left asking for transportation, which can leave them feeling like they are a burden or inconvenience. One way to help resolve these limitations and improve day-to-day life are with senior transportation services. Here are 4 ways transportation services benefit senior citizens: Renewed Sense of Freedom Having the ability to leave the house and freely engage with the world can help a senior regain the freedom…

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Does Your Loved One Need In-Home Care? Here Are Five Ways To Tell

Your aging loved one is still insistent on remaining at home, but it’s becoming increasingly difficult for her to maintain all the daily activities without help. You’ve been able to offer some assistance, though your family, work, and other obligations limit the amount of time you can spend caring for your relative. If you’ve recently noticed some, or all of the following 5 signs in your loved one, it may be time to consider bringing in some in-home help: Lack of Grooming If your usually meticulously groomed mom suddenly stops bathing or doing her hair, there could be an underlying…

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3 Tips for Preventing Identity Theft in Seniors

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Identity theft is a unfortunate reality for many people. According to LifeLock, 16.7 million Americans were subject to some form of identity theft in 2017. Seniors can be prime targets for these crimes for a multitude of reasons: They often have more money since they have had more time to save than younger individuals. Generational differences play a role; this is not only shown in comfort with technology, but a general feeling of trusting others more easily than younger generations do. They also may be more trusting as they are used to accepting help from not only family and friends,…

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3 Key Benefits of Personal Companions for Seniors

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You want your loved one to be happy and healthy in her own home as long as possible. Sometimes, though, that may be difficult for her to maintain on her own and you may be too busy to assist her with independent living 24/7. Finding a personal companion could be just the solution you’ve been looking for for your loved one. Here are 3 key benefits of personal companions for seniors: Increased Independence Your loved one may have to give up driving at a certain point. Having a companion who can safely transport and accompany him on his day-to-day tasks…

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3 Key Benefits of Volunteering for Seniors

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People enjoy having a purpose. Seniors, though, often are left wondering: what am I supposed to be doing? What is my purpose? The time period after retirement can be difficult to navigate, especially for those who are used to being active and social. Sometimes children and grandchildren are busy or far away, and other friends and family are not as free as the retired senior would prefer. Volunteering as a senior can have many benefits, both physical and mental. Bridging the Generation Gap To begin, volunteering as a senior can help bridge the generation gap. Often, volunteers come from a wide range…

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3 Tips for Introducing Technology to Seniors

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You know the benefits of using technology – You’re using technology right now to read this post! Using a smartphone or social media is something you think an important senior citizen in your life would enjoy, but your loved one isn’t so gung-ho about trying something new. Here are 3 key tips to make introducing technology to a senior much easier – and more enjoyable for everyone: Make It Relevant One of the most common barriers older adults have with using new technology is that they don’t see its relevance in their lives. They value in-person contact and direct phone…

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5 Critical Questions You Must Ask Home Care Providers

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Choosing to seek out home care for yourself or your loved one can be a long, involved process. You have to find an agency that fits within your budget while also providing quality, safe care. Here are 5 critical questions you must ask home care providers before hiring an agency to ensure you get the best provider for your needs: 1. How do you choose your care providers? Some agencies do not have an involved application process for their workers. This is unfortunate, and the clients often lose out on quality of care or their own safety when cared for…

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