October is Talk About Prescriptions Month – Five Things to Research and Ask

October is Talk About Prescriptions Month. It’s a good time to sit down and look at the medications your parents take. Make a list that you can share with any family caregivers, your parents’ doctors, and the pharmacist. You should also look up each medication and create a list of questions if there are things…

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Home Care Tasks to Take Care of Before Winter Arrives

Fall is coming. Now is the time to start preparing the house in time for winter’s arrival. If you do this while the weather is still warm and dry, you won’t be outside in heavy clothing trying to stay warm enough. Here are the home care tasks that you should tackle before the snow falls.…

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5 Ways to Prevent Slip and Fall Accidents

Elderly adults are more likely to be injured in a slip and fall accident than any other age group. They often struggle with physical conditions that increase the risk of a slip and fall accident, like dizziness, vertigo, poor balance, and poor vision. Family caregivers and elder care providers who are helping aging adults that…

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What Could Be Causing Your Parent’s Dizziness?

According to a study published in the medical journal Aging and Disease, complaints of dizziness are extremely common in older adults. Up to 30 percent of seniors report feeling dizzy at times. Not only is dizziness unpleasant, but it can also put older adults at risk for falling. If your aging relative has been having…

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Grilling Season Safety Tips for Your Aging Parent

Spring and summer often see grilling season kick into high gear. With grilling season also comes an increase in fires related to the backyard grill, smoker, or hibachi. According to the National Fire Prevention Agency, about 7,900 home and yard fires in a four-year span were linked to grilling. While gas grills are linked to…

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