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Posts tagged with “senior safety”

Identifying Mom’s Needs Key to Reaching Family Consensus

The signs all point to trouble for Mom. You and your siblings are concerned, but not sure how to proceed, especially because your mother is reluctant to leave her longtime home. Leaving home, though, is only one option, and the least popular among older adults, many of whom just need a little help around the house.

Flu Season Can Hit Seniors Hard

While the flu can get anyone down, older adults may be particularly vulnerable to the effects of these viruses, which could turn deadly fast. If you’re a senior or a caregiver to an older loved one, be sure you’re doing all you can to protect against the flu.

Clutter Control Can Pose Challenges at Home

Some seniors could unwittingly create safety risks in their abodes that include the risk of slipping on loose papers, the threat of fire or the health hazards of mold and mildew. If your senior needs help to keep the house tidy, consider support.

Lighting and Security Measures to Make Life Easier: Elderly Home Safety (3 of 5)

Simple things you can do to make life easier for your senior loved one using lighting, color and security measures.

Special Fire Devices for Seniors Help Ensure Safety

Smoking and candles don’t mix — not with seniors, who often live alone without a second set of eyes to be on guard for accidents. Family members can take steps to help minimize the safety risk, but a home helper — such as a Home Instead CAREGiverSM — might be a good option to help keep Mom or Dad safe.

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