Urinary Tract Infection or Dementia?

“Urinary tract infections, as we know from our long time working with elderly, are a very common infection affecting the elderly. The difference is that in the elderly population the symptoms may manifest in ways that mimic other disorders or lead to diagnosis...

Personal Emergency Response Systems can Save Lives

Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS) have been increasing during the last few years because of the rising age of the elderly. Approximately over 13 million seniors fall every year with over half not able to get up on their own. Due to the rising number of older...

Care Transition Programs from Hospital to Home

Returning home from the hospital can be a traumatic experience for the elderly for many reasons. In most cases the patient has been 100% dependent on hospital staff and the transition to life with less help at home can be a challenge. Assistance may be needed in the...

Institution vs Community Support

In-home care and assisted living facilities has been an increasing segment of elder care in the past decade. Approximately more than 1.8 million people live in nursing homes today and will gradually decrease in years to come. Statistics have shown a slight decrease in...

Dementia and Alzheimer’s

Today, many people don’t understand the difference between Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. By knowing the meaning of both terms you will be able to determine the correct symptoms for you or a family member. Dementia refers to a set of symptoms, not the...

Preventing Trips and Falls at Home

Trips and falls can be extremely devastating for seniors. Fortunately, some simple tips can help keep elderly family members safe when they're on the go and at home, and prevent injury: Check Your Vision ·See your doctor for a vision check up every year and...

Benefits of In Home Care

Children of elderly parents are being provided with the valuable option of in-home senior care. Deciding how to take care of your aging parent comes with limited choices. You can bring them to a nursing home, move in with you, or hire a home health care service to...

Eating Tips for 50+

As your loved one gets older, the importance of eating healthy is vital for a longer life. The benefits of eating healthy include increased mental acuteness, resistance to illness and disease, more energy, and better management of health problems. That’s why...

Summer Tips for Elderly

   Elderly people (65 years and older) are more prone to heat stress than younger individuals for many reasons:   • Elderly people don’t adjust well as young people do to abrupt changes in temperature. • They are more probable to have a...

Old Drivers

Safety on the Road for Aging Drivers   Helen's first car was a navy blue 1959 Monte Carlo. In her first 48 years of driving, she was accident free; however, beginning in 2010, she was involved in several minor fender benders.  At 82 years of age, Helen...