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Tips to Better Care for A Senior Parent in Your Home

Let’s say that your elderly mom, dad, or another loved one suffers from an injury or illness and is required to spend some time in the hospital. He or she is now doing much better but still, requires some extra help with daily tasks. Fortunately, you are there to help out, but perhaps you’re also concerned that your home isn’t as mobility-friendly as it needs to be on such short notice.

Although you may not have a home that’s fully equipped to accommodate your loved one for the long term,

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Tips to Make Your Home Accessible for People with Mobility Disabilities

According to the CDC, approximately 53 million adults in the U.S. live with a disability, and about 33 million Americans have a disability that makes it difficult to keep up with daily activities. Millions of people of all ages and backgrounds use wheelchairs, canes, walkers, and crutches to get around, and having a user-friendly home can definitely make common tasks safer and easier.

Whether you’re planning for the future or looking to accommodate houseguests, here are some tips for making your home user-friendly for people with mobility disabilities.

Long-Distance Caregiving Strategies for Senior Parents

According to a New York Times report, the average American only lives about 18 miles from his or her parents. If this describes your current family situation, then perhaps you’re in a position to take care of your elderly parents on a regular basis. But for adults who have moved away from their hometowns or whose parents travel south for milder winters, caregiving can be more of a challenge.

Here are some strategies for long-distance caregiving if you don’t live close to your elderly mom or dad.

The Pros & Cons of Sending the Senior You Love to a Nursing Home

With the fall season just around the corner and work and school schedules back to normal, many people aren’t as free as they were in the summer to take care of elderly loved ones. At this time of year, lots of families are wondering if it’s finally time to consider a nursing home or whether less drastic measures could help elderly members remain at home instead. Nursing homes are the best options for some families, while they never seem to work out well for others.

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Quick & Easy Recipes to Help Seniors to Get the Nutrition They Need

In an effort to provide helpful senior home safety tips that can be used in daily life, we recently wrote about how seniors with limited mobility can access groceries and healthy food. Many older adults struggle to get the nutrition they need and to eat healthy meals on a regular basis because of how much effort it takes.

So today, we are sharing three of our favorite recipes that are quick, easy, healthy, and delicious – for breakfast,

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How Seniors Can Protect Themselves from Mosquitoes and Other Summer Pests

Summer is a beautiful time for seniors to get outside and enjoy the benefits of fresh air and exercise. But as seniors in New York know all too well, summer is also a prime time for mosquitoes, ticks, wasps, and other flying pests. Seniors who have weakened immune systems, complex health conditions, or who take certain medications can be more susceptible to illnesses caused by common insects.

But it would be a shame to stay indoors and not enjoy the warmth and sunshine of the season!

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The Best Discounts Available for Seniors Citizens in New York

There are definitely some pitfalls to growing older, but one of the biggest perks is that life suddenly becomes a little more affordable. Senior discounts are commonly offered at restaurants, museums, theaters, vacation options, and various modes of transportation. By this point in life, you’ve earned and deserve these discounts, and they can help you live the independent and active lifestyle you want!

With a local focus on New York, here are some of the most valuable senior discounts available for older adults today.

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How to Keep Elderly Loved Ones Safe in Hot Summer Weather

Elderly adults in New York have undoubtedly lived through many seasons of extreme weather and have the stories to prove it. But as our bodies change with age, hot temperatures affect us in more profound ways.

Here are some ways that you can keep the senior citizen in your life safe this summer, no matter how high the temperatures rise.

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Understanding the Laws and Regulations for Disabled Drivers

It is entirely possible, safe, and even beneficial for adults with physical handicaps to operate their own motor vehicles. Special modifications are available for installation, and vehicle lifts for power wheelchairs make it easier to enter and exit vehicles of all types. Adaptive technology has greatly improved in recent years, allowing handicapped drivers to operate their vehicles affordably and efficiently.

However, there are certain regulations that disabled drivers must comply with to operate vehicles according to state and federal laws.

Vehicle lifts for power wheelchairs allow seniors to safely enter and exit their vehicle and securely

How Seniors with Limited Mobility Can Access Groceries and Healthy Food

Having access to healthy and delicious food is something that many of us take for granted. But for senior citizens who have trouble getting around, shopping for groceries is one of the hardest parts of life. Because of issues like this, many adult children encourage their parents to move to assisted living communities. However, there are alternative solutions for getting good food without sacrificing one’s happiness and independence.

Here are some suggestions for how seniors who have mobility issues can get the nutrition they need and the delicious foods they deserve.