Home Safety and Modifications for Aging at Home

July 5, 2017

Modification Do you have an elderly loved one that wants to stay home in their later years? You probably think its impossible for them to stay home and be safe. But home modifications are easier than ever and more elderly people are able to stay home as opposed to other living situations such as assisted living, or a nursing home. [Read More...]

Preparing for the Summer Heat: How to avoid fainting

June 8, 2017

faintingWith the heat of summer approaching, it is important to use precautions to prevent overheating which can lead to heat exhaustion, heat stroke and even fainting. With excessive heat causing difficulties in maintaining blood pressure, it is especially important for those who have trouble with their blood pressure already. [Read More...]

Rebooting the Stair Climbing Wheelchair

October 25, 2016

wheelchair The wheelchair you see in the above pictures, called the iBOT, hit the market just 13 years ago. This machine allowed paralyzed people to stand up by rising to eye level and can even climb stairs! Unfortunately, despite the love the device received from its users, the iBOT was discontinued by Johnson & Johnson and went out of production in 2009. [Read More...]

Senior Driving – Functionality Over Age

October 10, 2016

Smiling senior couple enjoying a car ride Senior Driving: Treating health problems to improve function can help older adults drive safely. Age alone shouldn’t be a reason to quit driving… Instead, the focus should be directed towards the individual’s functionality. To increase the awareness of safer senior driving options that exist, AARP Driver Safety offers a variety of programs to educate older drivers. [Read More...]

Prescription Drug Addiction in Seniors

October 4, 2016

When one thinks of drug addiction, it is unlikely that the first thing coming to mind is the elderly. The assumption is that one may think of illegal drug use and the disease of a young person. Truthfully, there is a growing epidemic of addiction to prescription drugs among the senior population. [Read More...]

How Aging Affects Driving

September 1, 2016

As people get older, their driving patterns change. Retirement, different schedules, and new activities affect when and where they drive. Most older adults drive safely because they have a lot of experience behind the wheel. But when they are involved in crashes, they are often hurt more seriously than younger drivers. [Read More...]