Posts from March, 2015

How to Keep Seniors Safe at Home

Safety is a big concern for seniors especially those who are embracing aging at their own homes. Nowadays, many home updates can help protect elderly people, allowing them to feel more comfortable in their homes. Below are some tips that will help ensure the privacy and safety of our senior family members. –          Install a… Read More…

Ways Seniors Can Improve Their Eating Habits

A proper diet should be an inherent part of every person’s life. However, even among senior citizens, this aspect is often overlooked or neglected. In line with the National Nutrition Month, Firstat Nursing Services shares three pointers for better nutrition among the elderly: Talk to a physician Visit the dentist regularly Get help to provide better… Read More…

How to Make Downsizing Easier for Your Elderly Loved One

There comes a time in every senior citizen’s life when she has to downsize and let go of many of her sentimental belongings. While the very notion of this can be extremely difficult, there are a couple of ways to make the experience easier for your loved one: Tips for an efficient downsizing: Plan for… Read More…

Ways to Keep Seniors Safe from Severe Weather

During severe weather conditions, making sure that your aging loved ones are taken care of is very important. Unfortunately, knowing how to take action when the sirens starts to make noise may be a bit difficult for some senior citizens. To help ensure that your elderly loved ones are safe during extreme weather conditions, here… Read More…

Is It Time for Assisted Living?

Assisted living is often seen in a bad light. Some think that it rips off a senior citizen’s independence. However, in specific cases, it may turn out to be the ultimate solution. Here are signs telling you that it is time for assisted living for your elderly loved one: Big-picture signs such as recent accidents… Read More…

Seniors Learn Push-button Skills Through Technology Program

Sally Levy bought her iPhone 5 in August 2014 however she was a bit lost as she didn’t know how to use it. Good thing there was Gerontechnology, a new program from Village Connections, to help her learn the push-button skills of the modern era. Village Connections, an organization that helps aging-in-place in German Village,… Read More…

How to Prevent Senior Hospitalization

Senior hospitalization is a major cause of concern — not only in terms of the patient’s health, but also in a financial sense. Here are some measures that caregivers and family members should observe in order to avoid senior hospitalization: Help them adhere to medical advice Don’t ignore symptoms of illness of disease Help them… Read More…

Get a Short Term Break from Caregiving Through Respite Care

Working as a family caregiver can be pretty gratifying. However, there comes a time in every caregiver’s life when she will need a breather from all of her responsibilities — this is where respite care comes in. Getting respite care for your elderly loved one allows you a short-term break from being her caregiver. But,… Read More…

Safety Guidelines for Transferring Low-Mobility Seniors

Many caregivers may find that offering assistance to senior citizens with low mobility, such as those who are wheelchair dependent, is more challenging and requires greater effort. Helping your patient move around the house and transfer from one platform to another can easily turn into a major accident if not performed correctly. Here are some… Read More…

Maintaining a Balanced Diet as a Senior Citizen

As a senior citizen, you would often encounter problems that can compromise you diet. Here are some solutions for those problems: For those who can’t cook, a microwave oven can become your best pal, or another option is to hire an actual pal who can cook for you. Chewing troubles will no longer be one… Read More…