While the winter months provide an opportunity to try new indoor hobbies and connect with family or friends, it also presents unique health and safety concerns for older adults. Seniors are more sensitive to the cold than younger adults and can experience a range of health problems as a result. Even more, the harsh winter weather conditions significantly increase the risk of falling for adults aged 65 and older.
Senior fraud can take many forms and is a growing problem in the United States and worldwide. If you have an older parent or loved one, it is important that you proactively take steps to ensure that they don’t fall victim to scams. Keep reading to learn more about common scams affecting seniors today and what you can do to help them stay protected.
Summer is in full swing, and the 4th of July is the perfect time to relax and reconnect with family and friends of all ages! Wondering how to celebrate the fourth of July with an older loved one? There are many ways seniors can enjoy a safe and fun 4th of July celebration.
If you or a senior in your life has fallen, you’re not alone. In fact, more than one in four people 65 years or older fall each year in the U.S., and the risk of serious fall-related injuries rises with age. Fortunately, many falls can be prevented. Here’s a look at the most common causes of falls and what you can do to reduce your loved one’s risk of injury from falling.
Did you know that falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries for people over the age of 65? In fact, each year 1 in 4 adults 65 and older suffer a fall, and over 800,000 of those people are hospitalized, according to the CDC.
A fall can result in serious injuries. And even falls without a major injury can cause an older adult to feel fearful or depressed, making it difficult for them to lead an active lifestyle. If you have an aging parent, grandparent or neighbor in your life, helping them minimize their risk of a fall is an important way to help them stay safe and independent in their home for as long as possible.
The first step in fall prevention for older adults is understanding the main causes of falls and ways to prevent them. Falls don’t have to be an inevitable part of aging. Instead, seniors and their loved ones can start employing preventive measures now to reduce the likelihood of a serious injury.
A growing number of seniors are choosing to enjoy post-retirement independently in the comfort of their own homes. But with age comes physical and cognitive changes that can make living alone more challenging. Since older adults are more vulnerable to injuries, burns and infections, it is important to take the proper steps to reduce risks in and around the home.
The kitchen is often the heart of the home; the place where meals are prepared, and where friends or family gather for good food and conversation. But for older adults who experiencing a decline in their physical and cognitive abilities, the kitchen can also be one of the most dangerous rooms in the house.
Moms make the world go around. From taking care of us as infants, toddlers, and young children to helping us navigate through life in our later years, our moms, or the mother figures in our lives, are there to teach us valuable life lessons and support us as we pave out our own path.
The way we shop has evolved over the last several years. For many, gone are the days of piling into the family car and spending an entire day at the mall or shopping outlets (taking a break only for a soft pretzel) as these trips were usually far and few between.