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5 Tips to Guard Against Slip and Falls

According to the Center For Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), slips and falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths among the elderly population.  In light of these statistics, it is important that each and every senior take preventative measures against falls. 1.  Exercise Regularly Exercise is one of the most helpful ways to prevent... Read more

Home Safety Inspection Checklist

This easy-to-read inspection checklist is specially designed for senior homeowners who wish to maintain their independence in the comfort and security of home and want to have their homes inspected for potential updates to address safety, convenience and accessibility concerns.   This specialized checklist is also useful for any homeowner or resident whose mobility or... Read more

Preferred Care at Home Offers Complimentary Home Safety Inspections

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Home Safety Inspection Checklist can Help Seniors Minimize the Risk of Injury Ask seniors where they feel safest and most will say their own home, as the window to the past, a safe haven for the present, and a legacy for the future. However, unintentional injuries in the home result in nearly 21 million medical... Read more

What is Orthostatic Hypotension?

Have you ever stood up suddenly and felt lightheaded or dizzy?  Whether you realize it or not, most of us have experienced orthostatic hypotension at some point or another.  Orthostatic hypotension, also called postural hypotension, is the term used to describe the fall in blood pressure when a person stands up from sitting or lying... Read more

Automobiles and Senior Safety

Did you know that most seniors age 70 and older will outlive their ability to drive safely by at least 7 to 10 years?  As seniors age, it is often very difficult for them to give up some of the privileges they have had all their life.  In many cases, families are put in the... Read more

Inspirational Quotations For The Elderly

I wanted to use this post to share some great inspirational quotes for the elderly.  So often life can seem so hard with all of its challenges and trials.  However, a great quote can go a long way to inspire us in celebrating every moment of life.  I hope that at least one or two... Read more

MRSA and the Elderly: What You Should Know, Part 2

In my last post, I gave a brief introduction to MRSA infection, a type of Staph infection, and discussed some common symptoms and risk factors associated with this condition.  I would now like to look at some preventive measures and treatment methods that can be taken should you contract an infection. How do I prevent... Read more

Twitter: A Way To Connect For 104 Year-Old Ivy Bean

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On the surface, Ivy Bean looks like a normal 104 year-old.  She lives in a senior care home community.  She mourns the deaths of her friends and loved-ones that have passed.  She values the time she spends with her friends.     But Ivy Bean is not your typical 104 year-old:  Her social network currently... Read more

Alzheimer’s Disease: Treating the Symptoms

Over the last three posts, we have looked at 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s, risk factors for the disease and understanding the seven stages of Alzheimer’s. I would now like to finish this series by taking a look at several treatments.  At this time there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease and no way to... Read more

Improving Home Safety For The Elderly: Part 3 – Hazardous Substance Safety

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In the last part of this series I would like to talk about home safety for the elderly in regards to hazardous substances. In case you missed parts 1 and 2, we went over some tips regarding fall prevention and home emergency preparedness, respectively. Both of my daughters currently live in Knoxville, TN. Last month,... Read more

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