“Aging in place” is a term used to describe a person living in the residence of their choice, for as long as they are able, as they age. This includes being able to have any services (or other support) they might need over time as their needs change. “Aging in place” is a term used to describe a person living [...]

By | October 22nd, 2018|Categories: |Tags: , , , |

Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of injury deaths, unintentional injuries, and hospital admissions for trauma. Falls can take a serious toll on older adults’ quality of life and independence. Statistics show that: • More than 40% of people hospitalized from hip fractures do not return home and are not capable of living independently again; • 25% of [...]

By | September 26th, 2018|Categories: |

Did you know that older Americans are at great risk of financial exploitation, such as fraud or identity theft? According to the National Council on Aging, the estimated cost of elder financial abuse and fraud can be up to $36.5 billion annually. Further, financial abuse against the elderly is frequently committed by someone they know and trust, often a family [...]

By | July 19th, 2018|Categories: |

Home is where people feel the most comfortable. However, with an increasing number of older adults living independently or with in-home care, it is imperative to make sure that their home is not just comfortable, but also safe. Falls, burns and poisonings are some of the most common accidents burdening older people. If you are an older adult living on [...]

By | June 26th, 2018|Categories: , , |

According to the National Stroke Association, a stroke is a “brain attack” that can happen to anyone at any time. It occurs when blood flow to an area of the brain is cut off, causing brain cells to be deprived of oxygen and begin to die. When brain cells die during a stroke, abilities controlled by that area of the [...]

By | May 23rd, 2018|Categories: |