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The Secret of Senior Mobility and Independence

The Secret of Senior Mobility and Independence

In 2014, when I flew out to visit old family friends “Ginny and Lars,” I was sad to see Ginny meeting me at the airport in a scooter. Since her di

Falls, Parents Care, Physical Therapy, Senior Health Concerns

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Taking Care of Elderly Parents: Fall Prevention for Seniors

Taking Care of Elderly Parents: Fall Prevention for Seniors

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that one out of three Americans age 65 and older falls each year. Roughly 20 percent of f

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Home Sweet Home: Making Home More Enjoyable for the Golden Years

Home Sweet Home:  Making Home More Enjoyable for the Golden Years

According to AARP, 89% of Americans want to stay in their current home as long as they can.  Over the next 20 years, the Boomer Generation will start

Aging in Place, Falls, Parents Care, Senior Care Tips

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Reducing Fall Risk – A Safety Checklist

Reducing Fall Risk – A Safety Checklist

For most seniors living at home, their greatest fear is taking a fall, breaking a hip, and then ending up in a nursing facility, never to return home

Caregiving, Falls, Parents Care

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5 More Common Errors in Taking Care of Elderly Parents

5 More Common Errors in Taking Care of Elderly Parents

There are no fool-proof maps than can show the best way to care for an elderly parent.  But there are some common “potholes” that can make the ro

Boundaries, Caregivers, Caregiving, Falls, Family Caregivers, Parents Care, Senior Care Tips

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I Get By (Better) with a Little Help from My Friends

I Get By (Better) with a Little Help from My Friends

Most of us pride ourselves on self-sufficiency.  And, it seems, those elderly folks living alone in their own homes can be very adamant about wanting

Falls, In-Home Care, Parents Care, Senior Care Tips

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Furniture-Walking 101

Furniture-Walking 101

Today, an insurance case manager called me with a referral for homemaking and companion home care services.  As we were discussing the case and excha

Falls, Parents Care, Senior Care Tips, Senior Health Concerns

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Home for the Holidays Part 2: 6 Solutions for Grandma

Home for the Holidays Part 2:  6 Solutions for Grandma

[caption id="attachment_384" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Photo courtesy of Liz Feldman"][/caption] Sometimes people find themselves thr

Alzheimer's, Dementia, Falls, Parents Care, Senior Care Tips

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Home for the Holidays Part 1: 6 Signs Grandma Needs Help

Home for the Holidays Part 1:  6 Signs Grandma Needs Help

[caption id="attachment_304" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo courtesy of RichardBH[/caption] For many, the holidays are that one time of year

Falls, In-Home Care, Parents Care, Senior Care Tips

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Help! I’ve Fallen, and I Can’t Stay Home!

Help!  I’ve Fallen, and I Can’t Stay Home!

Most elderly people want to stay in their own homes as long as they can.  It sounds reasonable enough—wouldn’t you want to live at home? If ho

Falls, In-Home Care, Parents Care, Senior Care Tips

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