Protecting Our Seniors, And How Protecting Ourselves Protects Them

You have to take care of yourself before you can take care of others. – Dr. Phil One of the hardest-hit age groups for the coronavirus is our senior citizens age 65 and up*. When we follow the guidelines for protecting ourselves from the coronavirus, we are protecting others, such as older persons. So, who are we are protecting? They

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When to Get Mobility Assistance: A Transport Wheelchair for Your Loved One

It’s been worrying you for a while, watching your loved one who has trouble walking alongside or keeping up with friends and family. Are you wondering if they are at risk for falling, or how long they can live independently as their mobility decreases? If your loved one is slowing down as the result of an ailment or another health problem, it

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Preventing Your Loved Ones From Popping the Wrong Pill

We’ve all read tragic stories of famous people having deadly encounters with prescription drugs. Some recent ones that come to mind are Heath Ledger, Brittany Murphy, Michael Jackson, and Ana Nicole Smith. Like me, you may have thought how sad it is for someone so successful to have an addiction. We make these assumptions without really understanding the facts. In

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Fall Prevention: Making Loved Ones Aware of the Risks

Taking care of older family members or being a caretaker, whether in the home or a facility, means keeping them safe and helping them stay independent. Did you know that every year, one in every three adults over the age of 65 falls, which can lead to injuries such as hip fractures, head trauma and lacerations? These injuries can negatively

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