Senior Living Care Blog

Ride-Sharing Services For Seniors

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Apr 18, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

Companies like Lyft and Uber have been revolutionizing the way that we get around and disrupting the taxi industry. These ride-sharing services can be used for a number of reasons such as for a designated driver, for those without a car, for seniors who can’t drive anymore, and more.

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Food Tips For Seniors With Diabetes

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Apr 16, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

According to information from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 100 million U.S. adults are living with diabetes or prediabetes; some of those 100 million individuals are seniors with diabetes. Diabetes is a serious disease that is a result of too much sugar in the blood. If not addressed, this can lead to a number of problems with the organs and other body parts and can even cause stroke or heart disease.

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Technology Tips for Seniors

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Apr 9, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

Seniors may not always be the most tech-savvy people, however, that doesn’t mean they aren’t using modern technology; Often times, guides and helpful technology tips for seniors are the best way to help them acclimate. According to some reports, almost 60 percent of seniors still report using the internet. Despite this, there are some challenges that they face when it comes to using internet and some devices. There are a number of ways that older individuals can learn to utilize the internet and smartphones to fit their needs while also staying safe.

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Technologies To Help Support Older Adults

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Mar 26, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

The senior population in the United States is one of the fastest growing communities in the country. Currently, over 15 percent of the population is aged 65 or older and that number is expected to grow to 25 percent by 2060. With this population growing, it means that there will be more caregivers, more assisted living facilities, and more seniors living independently.

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Affordable Bathroom Safety Updates For Seniors

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Feb 27, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

The bathroom is one of the most frequently used, and most dangerous rooms in every home. And while making bathroom renovations are highly desired, but many homeowners put it off due to the perceived cost. Fortunately, updating the bathroom for safety and comfort can be easy and affordable.

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Tips For Protecting Finances As A Senior

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Feb 20, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

Keeping up with finances can be difficult for everyone, but for seniors, who are generally not receiving additional income and have to deal with healthcare and senior living related expenses, it can be more challenging. It is important to create a financial strategy that can help keep you or your loved one on track and stretch retirement income as much as possible.

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Tips on Post-Hospital Care for the Elderly

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Feb 15, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

Hospitalization is sometimes an unavoidable circumstance for seniors, but there are important post-hospital care routines to follow. According to federal data on Medicare beneficiaries, more than 20% of seniors are re-hospitalized within one month of being discharged. These individuals typically come back to the hospital with health issues that are different from, but ultimately related to the ones that landed them in the hospital in the first place. For example, someone suffering from heart failure might be readmitted an injury caused by a fall after feeling light headed.

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Preparing for Winter Storms for Older Adults

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Feb 12, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

Winter storms put people at a higher risk for many problems such as car accidents, hypothermia, frostbite, carbon monoxide poisoning, and heart attacks from overexertion. With winter storms comes extreme cold, freezing rain, snow, ice, and high winds. These storms are can last anywhere from a few hours to multiple days and can take out the power, heat and communication services. All of this places older individuals at greater risk.

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10 Tips For Traveling With Seniors

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Feb 7, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

Travel can be one of the best gifts you can give a senior loved one. Whether it’s a trip to visit family such as grand-kids or great grand-kids, or an adventure to an exotic locale, or a jaunt on a cruise ship, a trip is always a treasured experience. Even if it’s just a return home, that trip will always be remembered. You might need to accompany your parent if they are not able to make the trip alone. If so, here are 10 tips for making sure your senior is traveling safely.

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Compelling A Senior To Enter Long Term Care

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Feb 1, 2019 1:46:00 PM
 

Sometimes it becomes obvious when the time for assisted living has come. Perhaps your loved senior is no longer safe at home, either forgetting to turn off the stove or being prone to falling and injuring themselves. Perhaps you have tried bringing up the conversation before but were shut down. If you’ve tried reasoning with them, begging them, or even bribing them to consider moving into a senior care facility, then you may feel like you’re reached wit’s end.

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