Tips for Reducing Summer Fall Risk for Your Elderly Parent

Approximately 30 percent of older adults over the age of 64 throughout the United States suffers a fall each year. This number accounts for approximately one out of every three adults in this age group. When a senior falls, their stay in a hospital is likely to be twice as long as someone younger who experiences a similar type of fall. These statistics can be startling, but knowing how severe fall risk can be for your senior is an important part ... Read more

7 Winter Safety Tips for Elderly Adults

Winter means beautiful frosty landscapes and exiting holidays, but it also means harsh weather, freezing temperatures and dangerous conditions in many parts of the country. Family caregivers like you need to put some thought into how you can keep your elderly relative safe, healthy and warm during the winter months. Here are 7 winter safety tips for elderly adults that you as the family caregivers should implement as soon as possible. 1. Stock up on ice melt and make arrangements for someone to ... Read more

Is Fall Risk a Danger for You As a Family Caregiver?

Whether you have been caring for your parent for years or you are just getting started on your caregiver journey with them, one thing that you have likely heard a considerable amount about is fall risk. Elderly adults are at far greater risk of experiencing falls and more vulnerable to suffering serious injuries as a result of these falls than are younger adults, making being aware of this risk and doing what you can to reduce it an important part of ... Read more

Three Scams Your Parents May Not Even Know Exist

The National Crime Prevention Council believes as many as 8 out of 10 scammers focus their calls on elderly men and women. That's just phone scams. There are scams on the internet and in face-to-face transactions, too. Many of these scams are heavily publicized in newspapers and on TV. These scams include the IRS scam or email scams where some royal member needs your help. What about the scams that aren't as well known? Here are three that many seniors do not ... Read more