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When it's Time to Take Away the Senior's Keys

Dec 30, 2015 by Travis M. Smith

You may wonder about the performance of your senior loved one on the road. You want to support his or her continued independence, but on the other hand you worry about their driving abilities. Unfortunate as it is, we don’t all retain the ability to drive a car throughout our lifetime. Medications, loss of vision, frailty, physical disabilities, and even senility can end anyone’s driving career prematurely or permanently. So, how can you tell when the time has come for someone to stop drivin Read Article

Preventing Cold Weather Falls

Dec 23, 2015 by Travis M. Smith

The National Institutes of Health offers one sobering statistic related to falls among seniors: 1.6 million older adults go to the emergency room each year due to fall-related injuries. A variety of studies have shown a high correlation between cold weather and an increase in falls among older adults, too. The chances for falls in colder weather increases significantly after age 65, and dramatically for seniors 75 years and older. Read Article

Seniors Should Consider the Local Senior Activity Center

Dec 14, 2015 by Travis M. Smith

Today, senior adults are more active than ever. A higher level of health care has led to treatments that help older adults stay healthier and more active as they age. However, because senior adults often look and feel younger, they might miss out on the benefits of friendship, support, education and recreation that a senior center provides. Read Article

A Room by Room Guide to Keeping Those with Alzheimer's Safe at Home

Dec 6, 2015 by Travis M. Smith

Ensuring that your senior loved one remains as self-sufficient as possible, and yet safe around the house requires a delicate balance. For those caring for a person with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, that challenge increases ten-fold. Read Article

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