Living Alone? You Need to Know These 10 Simple Tips This article was originally published by Bay Alarm Medical and has been republished with their permission. You may view the original version on the Bay Alarm Medical website. While many people enjoy the solitude of living alone, others, who unexpectedly find themselves in an empty home, can …
Home Safety & Fall Prevention
Staying safe at home is paramount. That’s why the danger of a senior fall should never be underestimated. On the other hand, seniors should not be so preoccupied with falling that it causes them an undue amount of stress. There are a number of easy ways for people to modify their homes to trim the chance of a fall. If a fall does happen, then a person should know how to safely handle the situation. For these reasons, Bliss Tubs has examined the best ways for people to prevent falls at home and stay safe should a fall happen.
Aging in Place: A Brief Introduction to NORCs It can be easier to Age in Place when you are part of a naturally occurring retirement community (NORC). A NORC is a community that was not originally designed for seniors, but that has gradually begun to have a high proportion of older residents.
How to Declutter Your Home for Aging in Place After accumulating a lifetime’s worth of belongings, it can be difficult to cut down and decide what can be discarded. It can be even harder to stick through this process until the end. However, a clean, organized home can reduce tripping and fire hazards and make …
How You Can Make Your Kitchen Safer Whether you are a master chef or a microwave connoisseur, it’s likely that the kitchen is one of your household’s central hubs. With the kitchen getting so much use, it is not surprising that fires and falls are frequent mishaps.
Aging in Place Essentials: Part 5 — How To Make Your Bathroom Safer As we have mentioned elsewhere on Staying Put at Home, a safe bathroom is critical to Aging in Place. This week, we have a few more suggestions for how to improve the safety of your bathroom.
Aging in Place Essentials: Part 2 – Making Your Home Safer & More Comfortable The key to Aging in Place is having a safe and comfortable home. In Part 2 of our Aging in Place series, we will discuss how you can make sure your home fits your needs.
Aging in Place Essentials: Part 1 – Introduction In the coming months, Staying Put at Home will be covering the foundations of Aging in Place. Here, in Part 1, we introduce Aging in Place and discuss why it is important and how to achieve it.
Secure Your Home for a Winter Storm Staying put at home isn’t always about aging in place. When inclement winter weather turns from inconvenient to dangerous, it can become a quite literal need. Though your home can be a safe haven from the storm, key to wellbeing is having the essentials on hand.
Your Senior Gift Giving Guide The holiday season is called the most wonderful time of the year. When trying to find gifts for loved ones, though, the holidays can be more stressful than wonderful for many people. That’s why Staying Put at Home has put together your one-stop shopping guide for all the seniors in …
Wintertime Safety Suggestions The United States has witnessed its first major snowstorm of the season. Unfortunately, we’re still a few weeks away from the official start of winter.
Exercise Now — Avoid Falls Later Getting your vision checked. Removing loose rugs and stray cords. Avoiding medication interactions. Each of these actions can reduce your fall risk. But to keep falls from being part of your future, exercise is a must.
Bathroom Safety Essentials NIH Senior Health states that falls happen frequently in the home, and several factors point to the bathroom as a primary culprit. Slippery floors. Wet shower tiles. Slick tubs. All circumstances that can lead to a fall accident.
The Benefits of Downsizing You’ve spent a lifetime making your house into a home. Your walls are lined with treasured photographs. The shelves are filled with beloved books. Each room is accented with mementos from special occasions and vacations. So why would you want to part with them?
Make a Fitness Plan and Fight Arthritis Pain Exercise is good for the body and mind. But when arthritis hip pain or arthritis knee pain makes it difficult to walk across the living room, let alone to the park or gym, keeping up with your workout resolutions can become a challenge.
Prevent Falls with Good Health Fall prevention can take many forms. Making sure that your house is safe is one way to avoid fall injuries. Taking care of your health is another important measure to stop slip and fall accidents.
Fall Prevention Basics Fall injuries are the primary challenge to senior safety. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls account for more elderly deaths than any other type of unintentional injury.