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How to Make Your Home Fall Proof With 8 Simple Tips

September 23, 2016
Falls are a serious issue for seniors. While the average person can have a fall and recover almost instantly, a simple fall can have grave consequences for seniors. Falls can lead to broken bones, can cause head injuries, and a fall incident can make you fearful of falling and impact your quality of life going forward. It’s important to take proactive steps to help prevent falls before they happen.
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Baby Boomers: Should You Invest in a Medical Alarm?

September 21, 2016
According to Seniors’ Falls in Canada, it’s estimated that 20-30% of seniors have a fall each year. Add to this the many instances of seniors requiring emergency assistance, and it’s clear that having access to help at all times is important for the wellbeing of the elderly. Are you doing everything you can to care for and protect yourself? Many seniors are investing in medical alarms to ensure they are protected at all times. Here's why.
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7 Useful Apps Baby Boomers Should Have on Their Smartphones

August 31, 2016
As baby boomers across America enter their golden years they are increasingly turning towards technology to enable them to be more productive, connect with family members and help them to manage their daily affairs. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the best apps for seniors.
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Top Life Enhancing Tech Gadgets for Seniors

August 28, 2016
As baby boomers get older, many of them are utilizing technology that will enable them to be more productive at home and in their daily lives. This article will take a look at some specific gadgets and technology that can enhance the lives of seniors.
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Adult Day Care Centers? 4 Good Reasons You Should Consider One

August 12, 2016
As your parents get older, you’re considering practical options for their long-term well-being. Due to sicknesses and deteriorating health, many senior citizens are no longer able to take care of themselves. You’re considering a nursing home, but you have some reservations about the quality of service and the cost of placing your family member in a facility full time. What are your options? Have you considered adult day care center? In this article, we’ll take a look at some reasons why you may consider an adult care center and some of the benefits.
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4 Simple Travel Tips Every Senior Should Know

June 30, 2016
With the arrival of summer people everywhere are gearing up to go on vacation. Although fun, traveling can stress out the best of us. For older people especially, traveling can be a major source of anxiety. Whether you are looking to travel domestically or abroad, for a short time or for several weeks, follow these guidelines to ensure a safe vacation.
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College After Retirement? Encouraging Facts That Will Make You Want To Enroll!

June 17, 2016
A number of senior citizens in the United States are choosing to return to college in their golden years. They’re not only seeking education, but many seek a healthier lifestyle. A number of colleges are offering courses that cater to the over 50 crowd, some are even free! In this article, we’ll look at ways many baby boomers are creating alternate retirement lifestyles, attending colleges classes and settling down on college campuses.
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10 Ways to Help a Senior With Loss of Appetite

May 13, 2016
We naturally burn less calories and require less food as we age, therefore, it is not uncommon for seniors to lose their appetite. Often this change is due to loneliness or side effects of different medications. But caregivers should be concerned if an elderly person begins to have a serious lack or energy or experience medical issues like dental difficulties due to poor nutrition. Sometimes more serious medical reasons can be the cause. Here are a few tips on how to help a senior regain their interest in eating.
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Why Seniors Should be Active & 32 Fun Activities for the Mind & Body

April 22, 2016
Seniors who are entering the golden age of their lives should not feel that it is a time to refrain from physical activities. To the contrary, it is important that these individuals are participating in stimulating activity that is considerate of their age and health. In addition, entertainment for seniors should be more than several hours a day, stuck in front of the television. In this article, we’ll take a look at some ways seniors can stay active and entertained. Hopefully prolonging their life and mental health.
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The 4 Most Important Home Care Worker Hiring Questions

March 2, 2016
What duties does a Health Care Worker do in the home? How much does home care cost? What Services do a home care worker provide?
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