Posts from April, 2013

Safety Reminders for Wheelchair Brakes

Wheelchairs make lives easier for those who can’t stand on their two feet. They come in various styles and sizes, catered to the needs and even tastes of their occupants.They make lives of those in need of its assistance incredibly fulfilling and independent. However, despite these devices specifically made to make lives easier and safe… Read More…

Give your Home Its “Value” Through Home Automation System

From artistic landscaping to interior design, there are various ways for you to improve your home and subsequently increase its value. But with a home automation system, people can remodel their homes without having to spend so much money. A home automation system offers great convenience as it allows customers to change the temperature, check… Read More…

Home Remodeling: Making Your Home More Accessible for Seniors

Home remodeling can be very expensive and can even get more costly if you need to put up a place for a parent with mobility issues or seniors with pressing health problems where medical attention could no longer be provided by the family. And because many decisions are made in times of crisis, it is… Read More…

Nutritional Issues of Seniors in Canada

Statistics of Canada show that lots of seniors can’t afford to buy healthy food. This information was gathered by Canadian Community Health Survey for the year of 2008 and 2009. Most of the seniors who responded to the survey said they rarely ate fruits and vegetables, avoided cooking, and sometimes skipped entire meals. Instead they… Read More…

Ways to Reduce Cardiac Problems in the Elderly

As individuals age, they become prone to a throng of different illnesses and even injuries. One example of one that can be very dangerous and life-threatening is heart disease. In fact, more than any other age group, the elderly are more prone to cardiac problems. Fortunately, that doesn’t mean that old age is a hindrance… Read More…

Many Seniors Find Themselves Alone as they Age

It has been reported that  increasing number of seniors find themselves alone as they age. As a result, their health declines, whether they’re estranged from family or have never married or had children. Experts say that it is hard for the elderly to find someone they can trust to take on financial and medical powers… Read More…

Seniors Get Cuts on Social Security Checks

If President Obama’s budget proposal gets approved, then seniors would be facing some hard times. That’s because under the proposal, they are supposed to get cuts on their social security checks. That can be a huge blow for them since most seniors rely on social security checks for the most basic of needs. The aim… Read More…

Elderly Man Rescued from a Blaze

An old man in his 90s suffered “moderate smoke inhalation” after a fire broke out in his Clarkston Road home. Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokeman said there were no suspicious circumstances involved as to what caused the fire. Four appliances were dispatched from Castlemilk, Govan and Springburn community fire stations. Six firefighters were needed… Read More…

Annual Testing for Dementia May Prevent Decline

A new U.S health law was passed that includes yearly check-ups to assess cognitive impairment, thinking capabilities and memory to be covered under Medicare. All of these measurable changes are all signs that may predict a person’s risk for dementia. While dementia, a group of symptoms that impairs memory, thinking, language, judgment and behavio—ultimately a person’s… Read More…

Modern Senior Citizens Want Fun and Comfort in Continuing Care Retirement Communities

Back in the day, old people who didn’t have family to care for them used to put put in depressing, nightmarish concrete block hospital warehouses to live out the last quarter of their lives, lacking the pampering and care they deserved. Fortunately, most of the older people nowadays don’t experience this kind of living situation. On the… Read More…