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Nearly 90 percent of seniors say they want to stay in their home. Doing so gives them a wonderful sense of continued independence.

But having mom or dad live alone can be a source of worry for their adult children. The, "What if?" scenarios can often overwhelm the mind. "What if she falls down?" "What if he forgets something on the stove?" "What if she doesn't tell me it's getting harder for her to get around?"

If you feel like this, you're not alone. In 2007 the AARP surveyed boomer women and found that two-thirds are concerned about their parents' ability to live independently.


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6 Reasons Why Older Adults May Not Eat Enough (Canada)

Home Safety Snapshot

Recent research conducted by Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead® network provides a compelling look at senior home safety.

Five Fixes Under $500

It’s a fact: Parents and their children don’t always see eye-to-eye. That theory seems to carry through to adulthood when it comes to perceptions of home safety.

Making Sense of Senior Safety

Observing the safety hazards in a senior’s home is one thing. Living them is another.

Home Safety Important to Seniors Recovering from Surgery

If a parent is planning to stay at your house to recover from surgery or illness, make sure your home is a safe haven by which to recuperate. If you're a working family caregiver, consider professional caregiving assistance as well.

Elderly lady using walker to help balance herself.

Prevention Is Best Way to Reduce Fall Risks

Falls are among the leading causes of death and injury in the older population. But families can greatly reduce the risks of accidents by ensuring that their older loved ones have the proper medical care and support.

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