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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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10 Helpful Tools for Senior Caregivers

Do you provide care for a family member in need like an aging parent? You’re not alone. In fact, there are over 34 million family caregivers in the U.S. who help a loved one over 50 years old out with tasks like getting to doctor’s appointments, making food, refilling prescriptions, handling finances, and even skilled nursing duties (like dressing wounds).

When it comes to keeping it all together as a caregiver, don’t forget about all the helpful tools and devices you can use to track your loved one’s health, simplify meal times, organize medicine, and more. Check out this quick top 10 list:

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