When is It Time for Elderly Drivers to Surrender Their License?

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Elderly Drivers Often Don’t Know When to Say “When” One of the hardest things aging individuals struggle with is the loss of independence. These proud people have lived by themselves for years, done everything for themselves, and don’t want to burden anyone else in any way. Unfortunately, there comes a time when elderly individuals must […]

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NIA Recommends In-Home Care so Individuals Can Age in Place

in-home care means seniors get the helping hand they need to stay at home longer

Studies have shown that elderly individuals struggling with the reality of their declining ability to care for themselves actually fear the loss of their independence and being forced to move into a nursing home more than death itself. Thankfully there are many more options available to your loved ones now than simply “moving into a […]

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5 Easy New Year’s Resolutions for Elderly Folks

5 Easy New Year's Resolutions for Elderlr Individuals

New Year’s Resolutions for Elderly Individuals That they Can Keep! It’s not easy for anyone to stick to those New Year’s resolutions but elderly folks often have more difficulty in doing so than the rest of us. Part of the problem is many of us make resolutions that are simply too big. The secret to […]

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Aging In Place in Texas: Elderly at Risk In House Fires

Aging In Place In Texas Safely through fire prevention

According to the Texas Department of Insurance there are roughly 80,000 reported fires in Texas annually. One every seven minutes. 65% (or 52,000) of those happen in residential settings. As devastating as these house fires can be, they take a tremendous toll on elderly individuals aging in place in Texas. Is Your Loved One At Risk? […]

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5 Healthy Habits for Elderly Individuals Aging In Place

healthy habits for elderly individuals aging in place

The key to successfully aging in place is to maintain relatively good health. When your loved one starts to suffer health issues, their ability to function and care for themselves (even part of the time) is significantly decreased. There’s no miracle pill they can take to remain healthy. Staying well long into your later years […]

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Year Round Healthy Resolutions for Elderly Individuals

resolutions for seniors

The coming of the New Year is a great time for everyone to set healthy resolutions for themselves and elderly individuals should be no exception to that rule. By setting a few simple guidelines to live by elderly individuals can be happier and healthier year round. But it’s important for family caregivers to remember older […]

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Senior Nutrition is an Often Overlooked (But Essential) Part of Overall Health

senior nutrition is essential for toal body health

March is National Nutrition Month and while it may be a good time for some of us to second guess the junk food we’re putting in our bodies, it’s the perfect time to address senior nutrition–a major health concern for aging individuals. Seniors have an exceptionally hard time getting the nutrients they need from the […]

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Knowing the Unexpected Side Effects of Aging Makes Life Easier

unexpected side effects of aging

Getting older is never easy. And try as we may it seems we’re never ready for the side effects of aging. With age comes much higher risks for a large number of serious health issues ranging from cancer and diabetes to heart disease and Alzheimer’s. However, as scary as these issues are, most people are […]

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Even Minor Falls Can Be Fatal Falls for Elderly Individuals

fatal falls are the leading cause of accidental death for seniors.

A pair of recent studies has confirmed what doctors and care givers already knew: even minor falls can become fatal falls for elderly men and women. Watching a loved one pass just months after falling and breaking a hip is so commonplace that it’s ingrained in our culture as “common sense.” However, what many people […]

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Overcoming Objections to Professional Home Care

professional home care can alleviate the worries of family caregivers

An AARP survey shows that 82% of seniors would prefer to stay at home even if they needed daily home care assistance. However, the decision to hire professional home care (rather than relying on family members) can be difficult to make. It can also be difficult for family caregivers to entrust their loved ones to […]

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