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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January 7, 2022
Reading Time 6 min.

Keep Mom Safe at Home: What to Expect in 2022

What can you expect from Keep Mom Safe at Home in 2022? A lot.  If you’re new here, I’d like to personally welcome you to this space for caregivers, health providers, and family members who take care of their aging parents.  My goal has always been simple. And that is to be a resource for […]
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September 24, 2021
Reading Time 6 min.

5 Effective Tips for Better Sleep in the Elderly

Sleep disorders are fairly common in the elderly.  As we grow older, the amount and quality of sleep we get are heavily affected.  There are many tips for better sleep out there. And today, I’m sharing how you can ensure better quality sleep for your aging parents.  How does aging affect sleep?  The number of […]
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August 28, 2021
Reading Time 7 min.

Best Mobility Aids for Seniors That Won't Break the Bank

Most adults in retirement depend on mobility aids for seniors to move around.  And if you’re new to taking care of elderly parents, choosing the right ones can be tricky.  So today I’m sharing tips on how to find the best devices and avoid unnecessary costs. Types of Mobility Aids for the Elderly  Emergency departments […]
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August 20, 2021
Reading Time 8 min.

Have a Safer Home for the Elderly with 5 Must-have Features

We often think that designing a safe home for the elderly is way beyond our budget.  As caregivers, we need to provide ample space for the elderly to keep them safe. We also need to provide them with enough freedom to age in place.  So today, we’ll be sharing budget-friendly renovation ideas to help you […]
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July 30, 2021
Reading Time 6 min.

How Elderly Home Care Makes Aging in Place Possible for Seniors

Do you have someone you love in need of elderly home care due to their declining well being or health? Many factors come into play with elderly care at home. Some of the first things you may worry about is any physical impairments they struggle with. Read on and learn more about how to care […]
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July 16, 2021
Reading Time 8 min.

Age in Place Design Guidelines Made Achievable for the Elderly

Our aging population deserves to experience the benefit of age in place design. It will allow them to live their remaining years comfortably. Various areas of the home can be modified to accommodate this need.    Phyllis and her immediate family are putting their money where their mouth is by strategizing how they may modify the […]
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July 9, 2021
Reading Time 6 min.

Differences Between Types of Advanced Healthcare Directives

Discussing the setting up of Advanced Healthcare Directives is not the most comfortable or pleasant conversation to have with your aging loved ones. The conversation can be initiated by discussing your personal decision to get all your affairs in order due to the uncertainty of the times. This can open the conversation to encourage them […]
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June 25, 2021
Reading Time 9 min.

How to Provide Better Home Care for Seniors

There is a huge need for senior services in general for our aging loved ones. When caring for the elderly, there are numerous things to consider. For example can my mom stay at home with help or is long-term care within a retirement facility required? Fortunately for our seniors, there been an increase in options […]
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June 18, 2021
Reading Time 6 min.

Modern Technology to Reduce Caregiver Stress and Worry

Thanks to advancements in modern technology, people, including seniors, are more connected than ever before. This allows you to rest easy knowing mom is safe at home. A few relatively easy uses of technology can increase your parents ability to age in place reduce burden on the caregivers.   There is no need to feel […]
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May 21, 2021
Reading Time 8 min.

Challenges Your Parent will Face when Aging in Place

What does it mean to age in place? Simply put, it means your loved one gets to retain their independence and level of autonomy, which is something that is not available to many other seniors. The beauty of aging in place, is that you are allowed to continue living in comfort and familiarity offered by […]
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May 14, 2021
Reading Time 4 min.

What Do the Facts Reveal on Deaths from Falling Among Seniors?

Falls are among the leading cause of injury-related deaths for people over the age of 65. Are you aware of the fact that the rate of deaths from falling increased by a whopping 31% from 2007 through 2016?   Falls pose a real threat to older adults and reduces their ability to stay independent. However, you […]
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April 30, 2021
Reading Time 4 min.

Home Care for Seniors to Help Them Live Independently

Ask any senior person, and they will agree that nothing beats the feeling of living independently and not requiring assistance for daily activities. However, unforeseen circumstances and physical limitations often lead to a situation where home care for seniors becomes the best and most desirable option.    Eventually those we care about, parents and other elderly […]
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April 23, 2021
Reading Time 4 min.

Falls Free Initiative to Prevent Growing Fall-Related Injuries in the Elderly

Falling presents a growing risk to the health and well being of seniors all around America. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported falls are among the leading causes of injury for older adults, resulting in hip fractures and head trauma, and even death. Falls can be prevented by taking the necessary steps to remain […]
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April 16, 2021
Reading Time 8 min.

Why You Should Care About in Home Health Care Services

The term in home health care means a lot to family members concerned about senior loved ones' welfare. They feel at peace knowing that a wide range of health care services are provided to someone nearest and dearest to them who cannot care for themselves while recovering from an injury or illness.  The overall purpose […]
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March 12, 2021
Reading Time 5 min.

Prevention of Falls at Home – Steps You Can Take to Prevent Falling

Prevention of falls is not usually top of mind, but it is better to be proactive than reactive in this case. Why wait for a loved one to fall and risk injury, if there is a way to reduce the risk of this outcome? As our parents and loved ones age, normal changes greatly increase […]
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March 5, 2021
Reading Time 4 min.

Aging in Place and Staying Out of the Medical System

Aging in place is when an elderly person makes an informed decision to remain in their home for as long as possible. They have access to needed services and the necessary care and support they deserve. These needs tend to change as time passes, so planning ahead increases independence.    If you need more clarification about […]
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February 26, 2021
Reading Time 4 min.

What are the ADLs – How Caregivers May Assist

Activities of Daily Living or ADLs are the routine tasks needed to take care of one's self. The IADLs or Instrumental Activities of Daily living are more complex and involve tasks needed to live independently and operate within the community. An elderly person's ability to carry out day to day activities efficiently is the starting […]
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February 19, 2021
Reading Time 4 min.

Activities of Daily Living Explained

The activities of daily living or ADLs as they are commonly referred to are the basic tasks a person needs to perform every day. In the case of seniors, health care providers will gauge their ability to carry out these tasks as a guideline to determine how much daily care they require. If you are […]
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