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Family Conversations with Elderly Drivers

Family Conversations with Elderly Drivers

The thought of not driving anymore for seniors is depressing. The implications are significant–fewer trips outside the home, increase dependency on others, fewer social opportunities and the fear of being a burden to others. Discussions on driving are likely to be emotional for all parties involved, but they should not be put off. Constructing a game plan: – Be prepared…

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Preventing Falls for Seniors

Preventing Falls for Seniors

Ways to Decrease the Risk of Falls for Seniors Seniors are susceptible to falls for many reasons–bad balance, poor eyesight, dizziness, overall weakness and fragility. Consider the following staggering statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: – One in every three adults 65 and older fall each year. – Falls represent the leading cause of injury deaths in…

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15 Reasons for Home Care

15 Reasons for Home Care

Studies have found that an estimated 90 percent of infirmed and elderly individuals prefer home care over institutional care. – Home care helps keep families together. Compare this to taking an elderly person away from her loved ones. At no time is family more important than during times of illness. – Home care helps seniors maintain their independence. Home care…

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