Monthly Archives: April 2016

Bathroom Safety Tips for Seniors

When it comes to senior health and safety, fall prevention is always front of mind. Roughly 1 in 4 seniors over 65 experiences a fall every year according to the National Council on Aging while those with conditions that impact motor functions (like dementia and Parkinson’s) are at an even higher risk.

One of the most fall-prone environments in the home is the bathroom – slick tile, an abundance of water, and the oftentimes exerting tasks of bathing and toileting can all add up to a recipe for disaster. As a senior caregiver, keep these important bathroom safety tips in mind:

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Decisions, Decisions . . . Could this be the time for assisted living?

Find quality assisted living in Chicago, ILIn the grand scheme of things some decisions that we make each and every day are small and impact very little in our lives at that moment or for our loved ones. On the other hand, some, like settling on or choosing assisted living in Chicago are much more to think on and ponder about.  Some of us are the type of people who make decisions on a whim, some ponder decisions and go back and forth between choices, some folks just seem to always know what is best for them in the end.  There may be small choices that you make for yourself or with your senior aged loved one each day, like:

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