Assistive devices are crucial for enhancing the quality of life for seniors, offering convenience and safety in daily activities. Here are five assistive devices for a more enjoyable and independent lifestyle for seniors.
This article provides a guide that covers the common spring allergy triggers of the season and offers tips to avoid them. This will allow seniors to fully enjoy the warmer weather without the discomfort of allergy symptoms.
Read on as we help you better comprehend sundowning in seniors with Alzheimer's and provide strategies to navigate this challenging aspect of senior care.
This blog post will cover daily activities, routine changes, and home maintenance tips to manage seasonal affective disorders in seniors. Let's dive in.
Seniors with limited mobility can remain independent and active by following these effective strategies.
A well-organized prescription drug management system, consultation with a pharmacist, and enlisting the help of a loved one or caregiver are all required for effective medication management. Here are some helpful hints for organizing prescription medications to make medication administration easier.
Help reduce the chances of your senior loved one getting sick this cold/flu season by practicing effective hand hygiene whenever you're around them. Here's how.
Prevent your senior from forgetting to take medications by using medication tracking apps for caretakers. Read on to discover some of the most popular and easy-to-use medication-tracking apps.
Slow cooking is a great way to make delicious meals that are both healthy and convenient – perfect for busy retirees. Read for more.
Protect yourself and your elderly loved one from cyber security threats in 2023. Read this guide.
Can't visit your elderly parents this holiday season? Here are some ways to make things a bit more bearable for senior loved ones.
The holidays are when family and friends come together to celebrate, share meals and make memories. It's a special time of the year that many people look forward to. But with 33 states reporting "high" and "very high" cases of Flu and RSV across the country, it's important to take extra precautions to protect senior loved ones.
The 2022 holiday season is building up to be one of the busiest travel seasons we've seen since the start of the pandemic, so you must stress travel safety and obtain travel insurance for your excursions in light of inflation and staff shortages.
If you are a senior who's traveling for the first time since the pandemic, follow these simple tips in order to have a safe and stress-free flight.
Winter season can trigger Seasonal Depression in seniors. This guide will teach you how to talk about your condition to your children and why is it important to do so.
Indoor air quality can go down for various reasons. Here are several tips to improve indoor air quality in Central Texas.
With the sun setting earlier these days, many seniors can experience depression as the new season impacts their mood. Here are 5 strategies for fighting loneliness and isolation.
Senior Helpers’ Wellness Watch brings your family the peace of mind you need by providing a team of professionals to check in on your loved one to ensure that they are in good health and spirits. A member of the Senior Helpers’ Care Team will check in regularly with your loved one to ensure their wellbeing. Visits and calls are conducted by a professional who is trained to identify areas of concern often overlooked by the family member or neighbor. That’s Senior Care, Only Better.
I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve seen or heard of a senior losing control of their rollator and suffering injuries like broken knee caps, hips, arms and elbows, as a result. The bottom line is that rollators are not for everyone – especially those with balance issues!
More than one in three persons over age 65 fall each year, often at home. Luckily, most of those falls don’t result in any injury with the exception of a minor bruise or scraped knee. But falling in the bathroom is an entirely different matter. Up to 80% of the falls in the home are in the bathroom.
You see them everywhere! Seniors with those ugly, unsafe yellow tennis balls on their walker! Yee gads! There is a safer and cheaper alternative – Walker glide skis.
As we age, we often have problems with our ability to smell (called olfactory dysfunction). Older people might not be able to identify an odor or differentiate one odor from another. In some cases they might not be able to detect an odor at all. These odors could be the rotten egg smell used in natural gas and propane or even the smell of food gone bad!
If your Mom has to use a step stool to be able to get into bed something needs to be done because this is an extreme fall risk! Not only can she fall off of the stool, but the height of the bed itself is also a risk that she might slide out of the bed and hit the floor with enough force to break a hip!
A common issue our clients face is mobility while using durable medical equipment (DME) like wheelchairs and walkers in their home. Some doorways are just too narrow to get through with the equipment. So, what do you do short of calling a contractor for a remodel?
Each of the 5 aforementioned critical areas of success are measured and receive their own score in the assessment process for the senior. These scores allow a plan of care to be developed with the family that will subsequently increase the chance of success for the senior by working together to move each individual score to a safer zone. For example, if there are 60 safety risks identified (trip hazards, poisons, bed height) we would want to reduce the number of safety risks to 40 or below to increase the chance of success for the senior in their environment.
There are many reasons for these failures in the senior population including heart disease, cancer, diabetes and many other chronic diseases for sure. However, there are a significant number of “failures” caused directly by non-medical factors that can take many good years away from our loved ones such as: safety factors, falls, improper medication management, diet, hydration and many more.