More seniors are embracing in-home health technology. Seniors have been historically slow to join the digital revolution. But over the past several years, technology adoption rates for seniors have strongly outpaced the overall adult population, according to a [...]
By Jan Untz, RN, BSN, Oxford Orthopedic Coordinator Falls can put you at risk of serious injury. Fall prevention may not seem like a lively topic, but it is quite important. Physical changes and health concerns—and sometimes the medications used [...]
Home repair scammers are looking to make a quick buck; and unfortunately, older adults are most vulnerable. Learn how to protect yourself, or a loved one, from scammers.
Every 40 seconds someone in the United States has a stroke. Strokes are TREATABLE, but every second counts.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, cardiovascular disease (CVD)—including heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure—is the number one killer of women and men in the United States. However, many CVD deaths could have been prevented through healthier habits and managing risk factors.
Extreme cold during the winter can cause serious and life-threatening health issues. Be safe and be prepared with these winter weather tips.
Financial scams targeting seniors are growing more prevalent and elaborate. Learn how to recognize scams and help prevent getting tricked by a scammer.
If possible, be proactive and start a relaxed conversation with an elderly loved one about the possibility of receiving help at home. Practicing listening skills and spending time with your loved one can create opportunities for meaningful conversations and empower your loved one by having input in decisions regarding his/her care.
It is important to follow these safety precautions if you or a loved one uses oxygen at home.
A caregiver of a loved one who has Alzheimer’s or a related dementia often faces the dilemma of desperately wanting to keep his or her loved one at home, but struggling with providing the care and support needed. Often, promises made become impossible to keep.