Safety First

June 7th, 2022

Safe Driving Information for Seniors and Caregivers

When is the right time for an older adult to stop driving? The answer to that question is different for everyone. As a person ages, declining health conditions can deteriorate in ways that make safely operating a vehicle a challenge. Hearing and vision can worsen, reaction times slow down, and certain medications can cause side Read more >>

October 9th, 2021

Online Fraud: 7 Common Scams & Tips for Avoiding Them

Scammers still rely on the phone, but they’ve also expanded their frauds to the digital world. Staying vigilant and skeptical is critical to avoid being defrauded. Protect yourself by protecting your personal and financial data. Distrust any request for your Social Security Number or payment via credit or debit card, ACH, EFT or other option. Read more >>

August 20th, 2021

What Can Happen After a Fall?

Falling is a serious health and wellbeing issue for older Americans. The CDC estimates that more than one-quarter of older people fall each year and less than half tell their doctors. Additionally, falling once doubles the chances of falling again.1 Importantly, falls are the leading cause of injury and death from “unintentional injuries” for people 55 and older.2 Read more >>

August 13th, 2020

Lifeline Cares: Your Personal Care Plan

How to make sure the right help will always be there – a closer look at the personal care plan. What is a personal care plan? When your loved one sets up their Lifeline service, they are asked to complete a personal care plan It contains important information for first responders, such as medications and Read more >>

August 13th, 2020

Lifeline Cares: Tips for Care Recipients

Your personal care plan – tips to make sure the right help will always be there. What is a personal care plan? When you set up your Lifeline service, you are asked to complete a personal care plan. It contains important information for first responders, such as medications and instructions for how to access the Read more >>

July 23rd, 2019

Patient-Centered Care: Communication tips for pros and family members

“Bedside manner” is more than a cliché. The way healthcare professionals, non-clinical staff and even family caregivers interact with adults has practical benefits, too. According to the National Institute on Aging, patient-centric communication and interaction can: Help limit medical errors Strengthen the patient-provider relationship Support better patient outcomes Here are some tips for healthcare professionals Read more >>

July 23rd, 2018

Mobility Scooters User Guide – Safety & Operation Tips

Are you thinking about getting a mobility scooter? You won’t be sorry! These are lifestyle-enhancing machines that can help you rediscover a sense of freedom and mobility. But be warned, purchasing the wrong mobility scooter and using it the wrong way can make you feel more frustrated and trapped than ever. It can even lead Read more >>

June 1st, 2018

Caring for Seniors: Recognizing Signs of Elder Abuse

Caring for Seniors: Recognizing Signs of Elder Abuse  It’s something we don’t want to think about: elder abuse and neglect. If we have aging parents, we can’t ignore it. About one in 10 people aged 60 and older experience physical or emotional abuse or neglect, according to the National Center on Elder Abuse. The incidence Read more >>

June 1st, 2018

The U.S. Department of Justice Launches Elder Justice

The U.S. Department of Justice Launches Elder Justice Elder abuse and financial frauds are rampant in the U.S.: • Data shows that 10% of Americans over 60 are victims of elder abuse or neglect. • The cost of reported elder financial exploitation is $36 billion annually. But the real cost to seniors is the loss of Read more >>

December 22nd, 2015

The Benefits of Social Media for Healthy Aging

During the holidays, seniors spend quality time with their loved ones and friends.  Afterwards, it’s critical that seniors continue building and engaging in social relationships.  Social relationships are vital to our well-being, but they don’t just boost happy feelings — interaction with others changes a person’s physiological state, too, playing a critical role in health Read more >>

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