Fall Prevention is NOT a Balancing Act – How Staying Healthy Prevents Falls

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We recently talked a little bit about making home a little safer for seniors. Making sure your loved ones are navigating an obstacle course at home every day can go a long way towards preventing a bad fall, but overall health and strength are really important, too.

The older we get, the more we have a tendency to just take it easy when we have some down time – I know I do! But sitting around, or being fearful of ...

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Before the Fall – Simple Tips that Can Help Prevent Falls in the Home

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I hate to admit it, but I’m a little clumsy – sometimes I get in too much of a hurry, and sometimes I just throw myself at the ground and miss. Fortunately, most of the time I can just pick up and dust off, but for older adults, falling is no laughing matter. Did you know that each year, one in every three adults age 65 and older falls?

As we get older, a fall can mean a serious injury ...

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Get Smart About Senior Care Costs

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There are a variety of options available for any budget.

It’s never too early to plan care for an aging loved one. Before their health begins to decline, you and your family need to agree on the kind of care they need, and how it will be paid for.

To get an idea of the average costs of popular senior care options, see below. And keep in mind that while your loved one may be fine with occasional care now, they could need more serious and expensive ...

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Medication Management

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They say that the memory is the second thing to go. What’s the first? Well the truth is I can’t remember. Let’s face it, the older we get the harder it is to remember the simple things. Whether it’s where you left your car keys or the name of that actor from a movie you saw last weekend last, it happens to all of us. Usually my mother calls me by my brothers name first then quickly corrects herself and ...

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