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Holiday Accommodations to Make for Elderly Loved Ones

The holidays are a wonderful time to spend with family members that live close by and far away. However, travel for elderly adults with mobility issues is very challenging, so you may need to adjust your holiday plans to accommodate their needs. For example, it may be helpful to provide airport assistance, a travel companion, or meet and assist service to take the stress out of holiday travel or visit their homes instead to utilize safety features that are already installed.

Caregiver helping an elderly woman out of the shower

Establishing a Hygiene Routine to Assist Elderly Loved Ones

Bathing and personal hygiene are very personal tasks, but ones that elderly adults with mobility challenges often need a little help with. The most important considerations are safety and ensuring that the person’s independence and personal preferences are respected during bathing routines.

Yet many children of seniors and caregivers have questions about bathing an elderly person and shower safety for elderly. So, this article will discuss how to establish a healthy bathing routine to assist the elderly with basic hygiene tasks.

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Do You Need a Wheelchair Lift or a Ramp for Your Vehicle?

Necessary errands, trips to the doctor’s office, and social visits are all normal parts of life. But these tasks can be very difficult for individuals who have mobility disabilities. The process of getting into and out of a vehicle poses serious safety risks without the proper equipment in place.

That’s why we’re taking a moment today to compare wheelchair lifts and ramps, with a focus on installing them into vehicles. Read on to learn more and decide which option is best for you or your loved one.

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Adaptive Clothing for Elderly Adults & Disabled Clothing Options

From a very early age, we are taught that dressing ourselves and is an important step towards independence and self-reliance. But seemingly simple tasks, like getting dressed in the morning, can pose huge challenges due to injuries, illnesses, and just getting older.

This is an overview of what adaptive clothing is, the disabled clothing options available today, and how adaptive clothing for elderly individuals can help maintain independence.

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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,

Citranella Candle in a Backyard

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!