Millions of Americans choose to age in place, but as they grow older, they may need assistance with completing daily tasks. In fact, Forbes estimates that one in five seniors will need personal senior care after reaching the age of 85. Older adults who were less active in their younger years or who suffer from […]
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How To Establish Senior Safety in the Home Falling is a very real risk for seniors. According to the CDC, every year more than 25% of elderly citizens fall, with about 20% of incidents resulting in serious bodily harm, such as a traumatic brain injury or fractured hip. Once someone falls down a first time, […]
One of the hardest things to do is to decide what is best for a person you love that can no longer cope alone. Most family members in this situation have one of three choices; Convince the struggling family member to move in with you and provide assistance yourself Consider a retirement home or assisted […]
If you need in-home care for parents or a loved one, it might be tempting to call the first number that comes up in a search or grab the first business card in a stack. This could be a mistake as not all home care providers are the same. Some offer different services, and there […]
While it’s true that over the past century, the average life expectancy for Americans has increased by about 25 years, that figure is not universally true throughout the United States. In some rural areas of the country, and particularly with seniors, life expectancy has remained relatively stagnant, and has actually decreased slightly. The biggest reason […]
People tend to become less active as they get older, and not just in the physical sense. Older adults are far more likely to want to stay in than they did when they were younger, and while there’s nothing wrong with wanting to spend an evening at home watching TV once in a while, it’s […]
One of the aspects of aging which can add significant years to an elderly person’s life, and improve the quality of that life, is the attitude about aging that a senior has. In 2002, a study was conducted by Yale and Miami University which clearly demonstrated this principle, with participants living an average of 7.5 years longer […]
As the Baby Boomer generation ages into retirement, elder care has grown into a large healthcare necessity. Consider these statistics: By 2020, 12 million people aged 65 and over will need some form of long-term care. By 2040, seniors will be over one-fifth of the American population. The fastest growing age group in America is […]
Over the last year, new portable oxygen concentrators have hit the market and are available for patients to now use around the clock. Oxygen concentrators are significantly more advanced and “senior-friendly” than oxygen tanks. While oxygen tanks are made of aluminum and are quite heavy and clunky, oxygen concentrators are small, plastic systems that compress […]
Over the next 25 years, the number of Americans over the age of 65 will more than double to 72 million. And by 2030, seniors will make up at least 20% of the total U.S. population. Sadly, many con artists see those numbers as a major opportunity, and there’s growing evidence that criminals are stepping […]
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