Posts from July, 2015

Make Sure Your Elderly Loved Ones and Neighbors Are Safe This Summer

The summer heat can have multiple adverse effects to the young and the old alike. However, the elderly members of your community tend to be more vulnerable to the sun’s harmful effects, which is why checking on them is very important. Remind them to drink plenty of water, wear cool, light-colored clothing, and stay inside… Read More…

Why Seniors Should Consider Driving Longer

Many older adults are thinking twice about getting behind the wheel of their car. As a matter of fact, seniors in nursing homes say that one of the many things that bothers them the most is having to give up their driver’s license. But according to a research conducted by AAA Foundation, seniors who give… Read More…

Driving is a Key Component to Seniors’ Health

According to a recent study, permanently giving up driving can have a serious impact on seniors’ mental and physical well-being. It was found out that older adults who have stopped driving are twice as likely to suffer from depression. The cessation of driving can also result in accelerated decline in mental ability over a 10-year… Read More…

Safety Tips for Senior Citizens

According to the President of Right at Home in Knoxville Joy Wilson, making sure senior citizens are extra careful in and around their homes entails a lot of work. She offers some tips on how to improve home safety especially for those 65 years and older living alone. –       Make sure there is always light… Read More…

Important Tips for Senior’s Health and Safety

Senior citizens go through certain phenomena in life that, when taken lightly, can lead to destructive consequences. This includes depression. driving issues, health and medical problems, and more. Depression, in particular, should not be considered as a normal condition among senior citizens. As such, it is important that caregivers watch out for signs of the… Read More…

Gardening Modifications for the Elderly and Handicapped

Gardening is a wonderful hobby to take up as it is a relaxing and very rewarding activity. It’s perfect for anybody regardless of age or physical ability. However, there are several things you can do to accommodate a person’s needs, may he be a senior or a differently-abled individual, to make it safer and more… Read More…

Avoiding Senior Pressure and Scams

When individuals reach their senior years they need more care and attention as the may not be capable of the same things they used to be or as sharp as they were when they were younger. However, instead of looking out for them, some ruthless individuals take advantage of the elderly and lure them into… Read More…

What Can You Do for Your Senior Loved Ones

There are number of great things that you can do for the senior citizens in your lives. For instance, you can help them become more tech-savvy by teaching them how to use various tech devices yourselves, or enrolling them in a class. You can also teach them how to use a phone or digital camera… Read More…

Protecting Seniors from Warm Weather

Heat waves, during summer, can be very detrimental to the health of senior citizens. As a matter of fact, extreme heat is associated with an increase in the number of seniors who were hospitalized due to fluid disorders, kidney failure and severe blood infections. Below are some tips on how to keep your senior citizens… Read More…

Helping Seniors Stay Independent with Ride Service

Envoy America, a subscription-based ride service that began operating in Scottsdale, offers companionship for seniors and peace of mind for their children. Unlike ride sharing, Envoy America is a door-to-door that doesn’t require a smart phone app. According to Rae Thompson, using the ride service gives her a sense of security. Although she doesn’t have… Read More…