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March 4, 2019

8 Solutions for Fall Prevention in Cold Weather

It’s no secret that falls are extremely dangerous for seniors. While we want to do everything we can to help our loved ones stay upright, it can be hard to accomplish this task in winter when the ice and snowy weather are working against your...

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November 15, 2018

Choosing the Right Wheelchair

When the time comes to make the move to a wheelchair, there can be a number of difficulties that caretakers are faced with. There are many varieties of wheelchairs for different purposes. Finding the right chair to meet the particular needs of...

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May 28, 2014

Want to Stay Mobile? Take a Hike!

 

Or a walk around the block will do, too.

As people age, one of the things they most fear is that 150 minutes of brisk walking, plus light strength training at least two days per week is enough physical activity to keep older adults active and...

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May 14, 2014

How to Prevent a Fall

 

Falling is a significantly higher risk for the elderly. Older people are more likely to fall for a variety of reasons, some of which are a natural, but unfortunate, consequence of the aging process. But many falls are preventable. And in the...

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May 5, 2014

Improving Life with a Walker

 

"Oh no!" she thought, "the doctor tells me I will need a walker."

Many people are dismayed when they learn they will require the assistance of a walker. They fear it robs them of their independence. But this thinking is backwards. A walker isn't a...

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