Posts from March, 2013

Home Safety for Aging Parents

You can take simple steps to protect your family as well as support your aging parents and relatives in creating a secure environment. The older you get, the more important proper lighting becomes. In addition to adequate general lighting, it is recommended that you: Have a second light source shining directly on what you need… Read More…

Home Safety Checklist for Seniors

As we all get older, housing is especially important. It serves as a storehouse of memories, provides the major location for family interaction, and is the major financial asset for most families. It is a place of comfort and gives a feeling of independence. We must feel safe and secure in our home in order… Read More…

How to Provide Safety and Convenience to Seniors at Home

When living with a senior adult, there are a number of things you can do to make moving around and doing activities not only safer but simpler as well. When they can easily access objects, move around and finish a task, they gain a better sense of well-being and independence. Here are some of the… Read More…

Importance of Preventing Falls in the Elderly

Aside from serious illnesses, one of the most dreadful things to occur to a senior are falls. Unlike younger individuals, senior adults don’t take falls too well as their weakened structure can only take so much impact. It’s no wonder one of the first few things doctors ask when seniors visit their clinic is if… Read More…

Making Bathrooms Safe for Seniors

As people reach their senior years, the importance of safety reaches a whole new level. Because our bodies become more fragile during our senior years, falls can cause serious and even fatal injuries. The elderly can’t recover as easily or as well as younger adults when they experience the impact of a fall so extra… Read More…

Cost-Effective Ways to Make Homes Wheelchair Accesible

Wheelchairs are a necessary and handy tool that make moving around and acts of daily living possible for the seniors, ill or handicapped. However, when people are confined to the use of a wheelchair, whether temporarily or permanently, moving around can be tough especially in places that aren’t built for wheelchairs. It can also be… Read More…

New ‘Wonderwall’ to Assist Elderly Living at Home

Researchers from Munich University of Technology (TUM) have created a “wonderwall” that revolutionizes elderly care. This high-tech wall provides assistance in everyday tasks and even monitor their health. It can find misplaced glasses or keys, and check blood pressure and sugar-levels. In case of an emergency, it can even call the doctor. It features an “indoor positioning… Read More…

Home Safety Tips for Seniors

Seniors, with their lessened alertness and increased fearfulness, often become victims of crime. Even if they aren’t targeted by opportunistic criminals, seniors often become paranoid of their surroundings and need to be cautious of their surroundings. To assure seniors that no harm can come to them, here are a few home safety tips they can… Read More…

Benefits of Hearing Aids

Hearing better isn’t the only benefit of using hearing aids. According to a recent study, people with hearing problems who have chosen to use assistive hearing devices experienced many significant improvements in many aspects of their lives. From better relationships to increased independence, overall, improved hearing has provided an multitude of benefits. The study determined… Read More…

How to Make Bathrooms Accident-Proof for Seniors

Bathrooms can be one of the most dangerous places for the elderly. Slippery floors, wet shower areas, and hard surfaced tiles can spell disaster if an elderly falls in there. And since seniors are more prone to falls, with their lessened alertness and slower reflexes, we must ensure that places such as bathrooms don’t put… Read More…