Tag: elderly

Being Prepared in Case of a Fall

falls graphicAs you or your loved one get older, falls may be something that you have to plan for. Falls happen for many reasons – stiff joints, vision changes, illness or a medication that affects balance. So what can you do to help put your mind at ease and help ensure the safety of your family?

Caregivers: Is the Home of Your Elderly Loved One Safe?

home safety checklistA shift in health care toward reduced hospital stays and an aging population are both factors that make caring for a friend or family member at home a growing part of today’s health care scene. Caring for someone medically outside the traditional hospital setting is not a new idea. Well before modern medicine, people were cared for at home out of necessity.