Posts from April, 2015

CES Features Tech for Senior Citizens

At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, one section was devoted mainly for technological devices created especially for the over-65 crowd and for their caregivers: QuiKiks shoes or “hands-free shoes” make sliding your foot in much easier Whill, a “personal mobility device” that features a four-wheel drive system, ruggedwheels and a high base for… Read More…

4 Basic Exercises for Senior Citizens

Kaiser Permanente physician Jaza Marina, M.D. says that it’s never too late to start exercising, and when it comes to senior citizens, it’s only a matter of finding a routine that’s comfortable and manageable for their age, medical condition and physical capabilities. WPTZ.com shares 4 basic exercises to help seniors improve strength, balance: Knee bends Heal raises… Read More…

Program Pairs up Seniors with Students to Create Art

In 2007, Dr. Elizabeth Lokon started a program called Opening Minds through Art program at Miami University. Its mission is to help seniors overcome cognitive barriers by pairing them up with students and allowing them to create art together. “I developed such a good friendship with my friend David and I absolutely love what O.M.A. does… Read More…

Driving Tips for Seniors with Dementia

If you have an elderly loved one who is still behind the wheels, knowing when to stop driving is very important. Most of the time, senior citizens don’t actually realize that their driving skills deteriorate over time from the disease. As you work closely with his doctor to monitor his driving, here are some tips… Read More…

Kitchen Safety Tips for Seniors

It doesn’t matter how old we are, but as adults we want to keep our independence, even if we are well in our senior years. Aside from being able to use the bathroom on our own, do little household chores, and other usual acts of daily living, we don’t want to be kept away from… Read More…

Homes Built for Seniors

As people age, it’s inevitable that homes that used to be their safe havens become hazardous and places where accidents are prone. The presence of stairs, multiple levels, bathrooms prone to slipping, and areas that are difficult to maneuver around make homes dangerous for older adults. So when the time comes, it’s important for families… Read More…

Fall Impact and Prevention Among Senior Citizens

Falling accidents can cause serious injuries, and lead to major problems to our elderly loved ones. Whether they are induced by physical conditions, or by hazardous situations, the necessary measures should be implemented in order to prevent or mitigate their occurrences. Encouraging your elderly loved to communicate his experiences on falling accidents can help in… Read More…

Securing the Safety of Independent Elderly Loved Ones

Through certain circumstances, some of us may find that our senior citizen loved ones have succumbed to living alone. Now, whether this was a personal choice, or simply due an unfortunate lack of candidates to serve as their companions, it is still our duty to ensure that they are safe and comfortable while living independently:… Read More…

Encouraging Your Senior to Open up to You

A family caregiver often feels tasked with the responsibility to secure a senior citizen loved one’s safety and comfort. However, how can one do so when the patient refuses to be honest about his or her condition? Home accidents such as falling, dizziness, and even financial difficulties are among the most common problems that senior… Read More…

Making a Safe and Comfy Home for a Senior Citizen

For many senior citizens, moving to a home care facility is simply not an option, which why upgrading the safety, comfort and security of their homes has become a top priority. If you’re looking for more ideas on improving the living conditions of an elderly loved one, check out the following: Add railings in areas… Read More…