There are many things you can do to create a home that’s safe, comfortable and friendly for older adults. Senior Safety interviewed some of the leading experts on aging in place, senior care, and occupational therapy and offers some great information on this page.
The National Council for Aging Care is working on raising awareness of the danger of Alcohol Abuse in the Elderly. Their informative, comprehensive discussion on this topic can be found in this link to their guide.
Helping anyone living with Alzheimer’s is extremely important, and thankfully there are some science-backed techniques out there now which are truly effective, but most importantly these are fun activities that can help connect, bond and enjoy life.
Rebecca Evans@GeriatricNursing.org, registered nurse, and a health writer, has created an infographic about arthritis and joint pain as well as write a detailed overview about the disease, that affects millions worldwide.
Caring.com helps the elderly and their families find supportive communities that meet their needs. As cost is often one of the major barriers, they work to help families fully understand the cost of long term care and to match seniors with programs that can offer financial support. To that end, they created a comprehensive resource designed to help couples learn about the available senior living options that are specifically designed to cater to their needs, and how they can afford and pay for this care.
Emergencies are inevitable, but these top medical alert systems equip you with fast, 24/7 assistance to get you help when needed most. Medical alert systems are creating technology-leading wearables, buttons and home equipment to help you when accidents occur.
Dementia is a blanket term that refers to a cohort of pathophysiological conditions. The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease. Other examples of dementia include vascular dementia, Lewy body dementia, Parkinson’s disease, Shy-Drager syndrome, Huntington’s disease, alcohol-related dementia, AIDS-related dementia and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Common symptoms of dementia include progressive loss of cognitive functions such as memory, social skills and emotional reactions.
Dementia and sleep disorders share a paradoxical ‘chicken and egg’ relationship. While many people living with dementia tend to experience poor sleep on a regular basis, patients diagnosed with certain sleep disorders – such as insomnia and sleep apnea – are also more likely to develop dementia symptoms.
This guide is no cost to use and educates readers on important aspects to consider when selecting a medical alert system. It answers common questions about the cost, function, and style of the device. It also breaks down the pros and cons of the major medical alert brands with verified reviews.
This website provides valuable educational resource for individuals seeking help because nursing home abuse is what can unfortunately happen to any residents under the care of a licensed care facility. There are different types of abuse. The most common types of abuse are physical, sexual, emotional, or financial. This abuse often happens in plain sight, and can often be overlooked. It can be caused by a staff member at the facility, or even other residents living there.
According to the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), approximately 1 in 10 Americans aged 60+ have experienced some form of elder abuse. It is estimated that upwards of 10 million seniors are abused each year. Our mission is simple, to be the top online resource educating the public on the risks of senior abuse in an attempt to save lives and rebuild shattered trust.
It’s a common belief that seniors need less sleep as they age. Why else would they get up so early, if they’re weren’t rested?
The problem is: seniors need just as much sleep as the rest of adults, which is 7 to 9 hours a night. However, as we age, our sleep architecture changes, which causes us to have trouble staying asleep for that same amount of time.
This link was added because Healthy Lombard was contacted by Rachel, a volunteer with a very special group of youth in an after-school education program. They have been learning about the special role of grandparents in the family, especially to their grandchildren and the benefits of keeping fit. Two of the students Hannah and Mia found a great senior resource and thought it should be shared on our site. We totally agree!
Information on the most common in-home injuries for seniors and how to prevent them. As we age, our ability to care for ourselves begins to diminish. This article speaks to what to watch out for to keep yourself out of harm’s way.
Article about older adults and the importance of social interaction because staying socially active and maintaining interpersonal relationships can help you maintain good physical and emotional health and cognitive function.
This Go4Life Walking Clubs Toolkit provides tips for those interested in starting and sustaining a walking club for older adults. The recommendations presented here were obtained from a variety of trusted sources at the National Institutes of Health, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the US Surgeon General, and our national and local Go4Life partners with expertise in developing and conducting walking clubs. A list of these resources may be found under the “Helpful Resources” section of this toolkit.