Slip and fall accidents injure more than 2.8 million elderly adults in the United States every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many of these injuries are so serious that they change the senior’s life forever and require months of healing and a loss of independence. In some cases, the injuries prove fatal.
Family caregivers that want to help their elderly loved ones avoid injuries from a slip and fall accident need to watch out for the hidden hazards at home and work to eliminate them. When family members and home care services assistants can help the elderly person create a clean and safe environment, the risk of a slip and fall accidents goes down dramatically.
Here are 5 hidden hazards that family caregivers and home care services aides can… Continue reading
What do you know about the new trend known as the village movement? It’s a grassroots movement designed to keep community seniors in the homes they love. In the U.S., there are more than 200 towns or villages that are part of the village movement. It may be a good way for your mom and dad to age at home while also getting the help they need.
What is the Village Movement?
The village movement is a means for seniors to remain active in their neighborhood. The very heart of the movement is for seniors to help themselves as much as possible. Community members pool resources to ensure that everyone lives happily and securely in their home.
One of the first movements started in Boston’s Beacon Hill area. Elderly residents help when… Continue reading