A Prescription Drug Watch List for Seniors

There are 34 medications that the over 65 crowd should avoid, and the American Recall Center, a helpful web resource that “provides drug and medical device recall information alongside practical healthcare information and support,” reveals them in a recent article. (The article ...

 
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Senior Safety in the Bathroom

If you guessed the bathroom is the most dangerous place in an older adult’s home, you would be right. Think of the potential hazards lurking there. Slippery, wet surfaces combined with very few, if any, secure places to grab ...

 
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Emerging Technologies for Aging

Today's guest post is submitted by MobileHelp. MobileHelp CEO Rob Flippo is the author of the post. MobileHelp is America's leading provider of M-PERS (Mobile-Personal Emergency Response System) technology based in Boca Raton, Florida and services clients in all 50 states.  ...

 
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Stay Warm, Stay Well: Winter Safety Tips for Seniors

There aren’t too many people who love cold, wintry weather, but even snow bunnies and winter sports fans need to be vigilant about preserving their health during this infamous season. Much like the dangers of summer heat and humidity, ...

 
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Avoid Scams, Browse Online Safely in Senior Living

Fact: seniors are active online. According to a Pew Internet & American Life Project report out this year, “53% of American adults age 65 and older use the internet or email.” This number is growing every day.

Whether they’re using a ...

 
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Bathroom Safety Tips For Home, In Assisted Living

The bathroom can be a hazardous place. The majority of senior falls happen in this small space; per the CDC, about 30 percent of adults over 65 who suffered a fall in the bathroom were either hospitalized or diagnosed with fractures. Whether ...

 
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Medication Safety Begins With You

Mixing medications is dangerous and can have fatal consequences; overdosing on medications can be deadly.

Of course, I’m stating the obvious. Just about every pharmaceutical advertisement on the planet includes a list of potential side effects. Movies, sitcoms, books ...

 
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What’s Special About Specialized Alzheimer’s Care?

The term “specialized Alzheimer’s care” is used frequently, but it can mean many different things (and do we really know what it means?). Part of the variation has to do with the fact that assisted living communities, the setting ...

 
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Independent Living: When Does Security Go Too Far?

A new article from SeniorHousingNews.com poses the question, cautioning independent living providers that utilize monitoring/emergency alert technology systems to tread carefully. There is a fine line between fostering autonomy, assuring privacy, and providing a means for swift, efficient ...

 
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Slow Down! Scooter and Wheelchair Safety in Senior Living

In large independent living communities, where the apartments may be a long walk from common areas (dining room, pool/fitness area, mailroom, etc.), residents may need to use a wheelchair or scooter, on a regular or occasional basis. If a ...

 
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