Keeping Seniors Safe Before and After a Hurricane

Keeping Seniors Safe Before and After a Hurricane The east coast of the United States is well into hurricane season. As a caregiver to your older family member, you take the safety of your loved one seriously. If they live in hurricane territory, it’s important that they take steps to stay safe both before and after a hurricane. Below are some tips for caregivers to use to ensure their older family member remains safe throughout hurricane season. Caregiver in Fort Lauderdale FL: ... Read more

5 Causes of Dizziness in Seniors

People use the word “dizzy” to describe different kinds of feelings. It might mean feeling faint, woozy, unsteady, or weak. It can also be used to talk about vertigo, which is a feeling of the environment spinning around the person. Feeling dizzy is a common complaint of older adults. Although dizziness can cause problems, like an increased risk of falling, it usually isn’t a sign of a condition that can lead to death. There are many different things that ... Read more

Seniors Who Live with Chronic Dizziness

Few chronic conditions can disrupt an elderly adult’s life more than dizziness. Not only does moderate to severe dizzy spells signal that something isn’t right, they can prevent aging adults from living independently in their own home. Family caregivers that have an aging relative with chronic dizziness must work closely with the doctor to keep their loved one safe and comfortable as they try to navigate daily life with the condition.   What is Chronic Dizziness? The sensation of spinning, lightheadedness and losing balance is ... Read more

5 Ways to Make Bathrooms Less Dangerous For Seniors

Did you know that one out of three seniors over age 65 will suffer from a serious fall? Statistics show that the bathroom is the most common place for elderly adults to fall, making them one of the most dangerous rooms in the house. Slip and fall accidents can lead to broken bones, concussions, and even death.     It’s perfectly normal to worry about your aging mom or dad. After all, they aren’t as young as they used to be, and they may ... Read more

Why Isn’t Your Senior Excited about Having Your Help?

As your senior grows older, you may find that she needs more and more of your help. You may be perfectly happy to do whatever you can for her as her caregiver, but that doesn't mean that she'll be happy to receive that help.     Her Life Is Changing While you might think that your senior doesn't realize how much she needs your assistance, you might be surprised. She knows that her life is changing and it's possible that she's doing everything that she ... Read more