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Traumatic Brain Injuries and Fall Prevention

Mar 16, 2018 by Anonymous

It’s estimated that two-thirds of older adults who have fallen will experience another fall within six months. Although TBI’s are serious at any age, they are much more likely to threaten the cognitive health of seniors. Read Article

Comfort Keepers Partners With Lyft to Offer Rides to Clients

Feb 12, 2018 by Anonymous

For seniors, isolation from friends and family can lead to depression and other forms of illness. The ability to leave one's home -- if only to run errands -- greatly enhances one's quality of life. Services like Lyft can help us ensure that our clients maintain their independence and stay connected to their communities. Read Article

Seniors and the Positive Impact of Social Media

Feb 6, 2018 by Anonymous

The number of Americans over age 65 who use social media is growing. While digital access can alleviate isolation and make seniors feel more connected to family and friends, they might need a bit of help with technology. Read Article

Seniors and Driving Safety

Jan 23, 2018 by Anonymous

While the combination of these factors can make driving dangerous for older adults, there are tips and best practices they can follow to ensure their safety on the road and preserve their independence. Read Article

Cold Weather Falls are Preventable

Jan 12, 2018 by Alex Holden

The National Institutes of Health offers a sobering statistic related to falls among seniors: 1.6 million older adults go to the emergency room each year due to fall-related injuries. Read Article

Sensing the Need for Home Care: What to Look For

Dec 21, 2017 by Alex Holden

Many holiday traditions tempt your five senses. These senses can also be used to evaluate the status of elderly family members. Read Article

Fire Safety and Storm Emergencies

Jul 21, 2016 by Alex Holden

Every area has its potential hazards and all households need a plan to ensure that everyone stays safe if disaster strikes. The specifics will vary by where you live and which hazards you’re most likely to face but the basics are the same everywhere. Read Article

Kitchen Safety for Seniors

Jun 17, 2016 by Alex Holden

Kitchens are one of the most dangerous areas of a home for seniors. There may be physical issues such as diminished balance, vision, and reflexes ? or a senior may be suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. Read Article

Elder Abuse and Self-Neglect

Jun 17, 2016 by Alex Holden

Elder abuse, like other types of domestic violence, is complex. Generally a combination of psychological, social, and economic factors, along with the mental and physical conditions of the victim and the perpetrator, contribute to the occurrence of elder maltreatment. Seniors with dementia are at greater risk of abuse and neglect than those of the general elderly population. Read Article

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