December 30, 2022
Reading Time 4 min.

5 Best Lessons I Learned While Blogging in 2022

2022 was a year of exploration for me as a blogger.  As you know, I’ve created Keep Mom Safe at Home as a place where caregivers can find resources for senior care.  But over the years, it has expanded into caregiver tips and home improvements for aging in place.  So today, I’m sharing with you […]
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December 2, 2022
Reading Time 4 min.

5 Reasons Why Holiday Loneliness is a Thing with Seniors

The holidays are a time of celebration and joy. But for many seniors, facing holiday loneliness is a terrible thing. As caregivers, it's important to understand the reasons behind their holiday loneliness. Here are five reasons why holiday loneliness is a thing with seniors. Physical limitations The holiday season is a time of joy and […]
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November 18, 2022
Reading Time 4 min.

Dental Care for Seniors: Here's What You Need to Know

Dental care for seniors is an important part of overall health.  Good dental care can help prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and other health problems like heart disease.  If you're a caregiver for a senior, here's what you need to know about dental care. Common dental problems faced by seniors According to the American Dental […]
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October 21, 2022
Reading Time 7 min.

How Prosthetists and Orthotists Can Help Caregivers Keep Seniors Healthy

Prosthetists and orthotists play a key role in a rehabilitation team.  However, not everyone understands how important they are for mobility.  So I sat down with Jason Auyer, Licensed and Certified Prosthetist Orthotist and owner of Alliance Prosthetics + Orthotics.  In today’s blog post, I’ll share our conversation about what prosthetist orthotists do and how […]
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September 30, 2022
Reading Time 4 min.

Home Renovation Ideas: 3 Top Tips to Help Mom Age in Place

Last week, we shared home renovation ideas to keep your aging parents safe at home.  It’s not easy, especially if you have a limited budget in place.  So today, we’re going to talk about how to plan home renovations within your budget.  Let’s get it started… What to expect during the home renovation process  Home […]
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September 23, 2022
Reading Time 4 min.

Are DIY Home Renovations on a Budget Worth It?

It’s tempting to do DIY home renovations on a budget.  But the question is, would you save money by doing things on your own? Or would it be better to hire a contractor in the long run?  That’s the question we will answer today.  So let’s go!  Benefits of renovating your home for aging in […]
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July 29, 2022
Reading Time 4 min.

Bedsores in the Elderly: How to Manage as a Caregiver

Bedsores are a common issue for elderly patients.  As people age, movement becomes difficult and limited. The skin begins to thin and sarcopenia causes an age related loss of muscle mass. Because of this, the elderly are more prone to developing pressure sores.  It can be challenging to manage, especially if you don’t know much […]
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July 22, 2022
Reading Time 4 min.

Pet Adoption for Seniors? Here's What You Need to Know

Pets are, no doubt, great companions. They're a source of companionship and comfort that benefits many individuals. In our previous blog post, we talked about the benefits of having pets for the elderly.  We also discussed how it can help reduce stress, prevent loneliness, and improve overall health, especially for our seniors. Now the next […]
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July 15, 2022
Reading Time 4 min.

Pets for Seniors: How to Find the Right One for your Mom

Are you looking for pets for seniors? It's no secret that pets make everyone feel better.  From reducing stress levels to improving heart health, there are plenty of reasons why you need to choose pets for seniors.  Today, we will be discussing the benefits of pets for seniors and how to find the right type […]
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June 17, 2022
Reading Time 4 min.

Incontinence in the Elderly: Types and Prevalence

Is incontinence in the elderly a usual thing? Most people would assume that, like memory loss, incontinence is common in seniors.  It can be embarrassing for the elder, and inconvenient for the caregiver.  One thing is for certain. Incontinence in the elderly isn’t something your loved one should just accept as normal.  So today, we […]
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June 10, 2022
Reading Time 6 min.

How Home Inspectors Help Aging Parents Stay Safe At Home

Home inspectors have an important role in the success of aging in place.  They make sure that the houses our elders live in are safe enough for them to function on their own.  On top of that, they also make sure that the house is maintained as an asset instead of a liability.  So today, […]
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June 3, 2022
Reading Time 4 min.

Should your Mom consider a minimalist lifestyle for Aging in Place?

Is a minimalist lifestyle a better fit for your aging parents? This is a re-post of an article from a couple years ago, but I feel it is as important if not more important now as Covid has drastically increased the need for our older loved ones to age in place. Are you worried about […]
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May 6, 2022
Reading Time 5 min.

How Podiatry Helps Seniors Aging in Place Stay Healthy

Podiatry services can help seniors aging in place stay healthy and safe by providing necessary treatments and advice on properly caring for the feet.  As people age, they experience changes in their feet and ankles, making it difficult or dangerous to continue living independently. In addition to preventing problems, podiatry services can also treat existing […]
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April 29, 2022
Reading Time 8 min.

Diabetes in Seniors: How to Manage Better and Avoid Complications

Diabetes is a serious condition, and it can be even more difficult to manage in seniors.  If you are a caregiver for a senior with diabetes, it's important to know how to help them stay on track.  Here are some tips for better managing diabetes in seniors. Understand the different types of diabetes Diabetes is […]
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March 11, 2022
Reading Time 7 min.

Hoarding Behaviors in Seniors: How to Manage them Better

Hoarding behaviors can be an alarming sign for the elderly.  We might think that it’s their way of being sentimental. Or it might just be something they do to cope.  So how do we know if your elders are showing signs of abnormal hoarding behaviors?  And what can you do to help manage it?  Why […]
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February 25, 2022
Reading Time 6 min.

Disorder of Spine: Causes, Types, and How to Manage

Most seniors deal with some type of disorder of the spine as they grow older.  You might take back pain as normal as you age. The question is, when does it become your concern?  If you’re approaching your 50s or a caregiver for one, then this is for you.  Read more about disorders of the […]
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February 18, 2022
Reading Time 5 min.

How Occupational Therapy for Adults Keep Seniors Safe at Home

There are many benefits of occupational therapy for adults.  Despite this, most are still not familiar with what an occupational therapist does to help seniors continue aging in place.  So I sat down with Kelsey Mason, a good friend, and occupational therapist to learn more about occupational therapy for adults and how it can keep […]
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February 11, 2022
Reading Time 7 min.

How Home Inspections Help Seniors Aging in Place Live Better

Home inspections are essential in keeping our elders safe.  The goal is for them to continue living independently as long as possible. And for that to happen, we need to make sure that we limit potential accidents at home.  So what should you be expecting during home inspections?  And how can you keep your loved […]
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February 4, 2022
Reading Time 7 min.

Top Remodeling Home Ideas for Seniors Aging in Place

Are you thinking about remodeling home ideas for your aging parents? Most of us assume that home remodeling would be too costly.  Come to think of it, 55% of fall injuries happen at home. And 25% of hospital admissions are related to falling injuries.  That’s why it makes more sense to invest in home remodeling […]
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January 28, 2022
Reading Time 6 min.

Preparing for Doctor Appointment Scheduling: Top Tips for Caregivers

Doctor appointment scheduling is one of the basic tasks of caregivers.  Whether it’s for annual doctor visits or an appointment with a specialist, we need to make sure we’re scheduling it right.  It’s also easy to forget important information in the thick of it all.  That’s why it’s also important to have a checklist available […]
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January 14, 2022
Reading Time 6 min.

5 Safety Tips in the Kitchen for Seniors Aging in Place

What are the safety tips in the kitchen your parents should be following if they’re living on their own?  The kitchen is one of the most dangerous places in the home.  From sharp objects, fire, and invisible threats like carbon monoxide, it just makes sense to be concerned for our parent’s safety.  Statistics also show […]
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