1. Preventing Slip and Fall Accidents in the Elderly

    The risk of falling seems minor. After all, we’ve all fallen at some point in our lives. The aftermath is usually a small scrape and a bruised ego. But falls in the elderly are not just embarrassing. As we age, the risk of serious injury from falling goes up greatly. One in every three adults age 65 and over falls every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Fal…Read More

  2. Exercise for Better Balance

    Balance is important for people of all ages to have mastered, especially if you have home health care in your Sterling Heights home. As a senior adult, it is valuable for you to work on improving your balance through easy exercises so you can limit your accidents and increase your performance. The physical elements of having good balance include having good posture, having strong hips and legs, no…Read More

  3. Preventing Falls 101

    Nearly a third of all adults over the age of 65 years have falls each year. The gravity of the injuries increases more among elderly adult falls and can result in fatal and nonfatal injuries, breaking a hip, knee, pelvis, spine, elbow are common injuries that can create the need for surgery and take a long time in recovery and physical therapy. While September 22 has been marked Falls Prevention…Read More

  4. Traits to Look for in Caregivers for Senior Home Care

    Taking care of your loved one when they get to the age they can no longer care for herself or himself can be tricky business. Unfortunately, not all caregivers are equal in the quality of senior home care they are willing to give. Finding a good one you trust with your senior loved one can be easier when looking for the following traits during the interview and trial period. While this list isn’…Read More

  5. Tips for Communicating with Seniors

    1. Speak Clearly and Distinctly: Almost 30% of persons older than 65 have some sort of hearing loss so be sure to speak a little louder, a little slower, but not too much of either because then you may come off as condescending. Use a gentle and calm voice and keep sentences short and simple. 2. Be Mindful of your Environment: Watch for background noise from a TV or radio.  When in conversation …Read More