While many seniors want to stay in their homes as they age, there is a downside if steps aren’t taken to ensure their safety. According to the American Geriatrics Society, falls, fires and poisonings pose significant threats to older Americans at home. Since June is National Home Safety Month and we are all finding ourselves at home more often, we [...]
Elder abuse, the intentional or negligent acts by a caregiver or trusted individual that causes harm to an older person, is a widespread injustice with many consequences for our society. A comprehensive review published in 2015 by the New England Journal of Medicine found that approximately one in ten seniors is the victim of elder abuse. What is Elder Abuse? [...]
Every May, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) leads an observance of Older Americans Month to celebrate the older adults in our communities. Their unique experience and talents benefit their family, peers and neighbors every day. In a special message to Congress in 1976 regarding the Older Americans Act, President Gerald Ford spoke eloquently about the need to protect and [...]
Kadan’s Director of Operations and Business Relations, Dina Kadan-White, speaks with WSB-TV news about caring for Metro Atlanta families during the pandemic.
According to the Parkinson’s Foundation, nearly one million people are living with Parkinson’s disease (PD) in the United States alone, and approximately 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with it each year. Every April, the foundation sponsors Parkinson’s Awareness Month to educate the community about the disease and how those diagnosed with it can improve their lives. This year’s theme is #Plan4PD, [...]