Archive for March, 2016

Health Symptoms That Go Unnoticed Among the Elderly

March 31, 2016

We often ignore symptoms that we can rationalize – we’re tired because stress is keeping us awake at night or feel foggy because we’re coming down with a cold. This is especially common among the elderly, as many of these symptoms can be associated with old age and its daily ailments. Knowing when these dismissible […]

Transitioning Seniors Home After the Hospital

March 24, 2016

Being discharged from the hospital can be a welcome relief. But knowing that as many as 1 in 8 patients are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of their homecoming, and that those remittances total $97 billion in healthcare costs annually, can leave seniors and their loved ones anxious about the road ahead. Granny […]

Most Common Home Injuries Among Seniors

March 17, 2016

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 50% of all falls happen in the home, resulting in 2 million emergency room visits annually. Knowing how to prevent these accidents from happening is a step toward keeping seniors in their homes. Protecting yourself or your loved ones can be as simple as […]

The Many Faces of Caregiving

March 11, 2016

Roughly 10,000 baby boomers are turning 65 every day from 2011 to 2030, increasing America’s percentage of elderly people from 13% to 18%. Providing care for these loved ones is falling on family and friends, the weight of which is resulting in approximately 37 billion hours of unpaid, informal care by 44 million Americans annually. Who […]

How to Reduce the Risks of Falling

March 3, 2016

Keeping family members safe and healthy from injuries are our biggest concerns whether we live near or far from them. Among our older loved ones, the leading cause of injury is falling. Each year, one in three adults ages 65 or older suffers a fall, and one out of five falls result in a serious […]