Spot The Signs of Elder Abuse

Spot The Signs of Elder Abuse
Signs Your Aging Parent Is A Victim of Elder Abuse   Whether you are a long-distance or local caregiver, it can sometimes be difficult to spot the signs of elder abuse. Sometimes elder abuse is more subtle, emotional or financial. Since you’re not looking for bruises, the signs of elder abuse are harder to detect. ...

Transportation and Aging

06. April 2017 Safety 0
Transportation and Aging
  What to Do When Your Aging Parent Is An Unsafe Driver   I owned and operated a transportation service for seniors in Los Angeles for eight years. One of the biggest challenges the aging population faces is the reality that they may be unsafe drivers. But what do you do if you live in ...

Signs Your Aging Parent Isn’t Safe

29. March 2017 Safety 0
Signs Your Aging Parent Isn’t Safe
  Is Your Aging Parent Safe At Home? Look For These Signs of At-Home Safety Risks   If your aging parent lives alone, you may worry about their safety at home. Maybe you’re concerned about their home being a safe environment for them or they have new people in their lives who concern you. If ...

Easy Home Upgrades for Senior Safety

20. October 2016 Safety 1
Simple Changes You Can Do To Help Your Elderly Parent Age In Place Safely       If your aging parent lives alone, you probably worry about their safety. There are so many potential hazards from fall risks to fire risks and everything in between. While you can’t put your mom in a bubble, there ...

Fall Prevention Tools

13. October 2016 Safety 0
Avoid Falls With These Tools and Techniques       More than 1 in 3 people over 65 fall each year. Many of those falls result in a trip to the emergency room. While the numbers seem scary, there are ways to help reduce fall risks.   If you are a caregiver to someone who ...

Financial Fraud and Seniors

19. September 2016 Safety 0
How to Help Aging Parents Avoid Financial Scams       In the seven years I worked with the elderly, I met so many wonderful, trusting people. Sometimes, too trusting. I had clients who never locked their doors, clients who loaned money and cars to paid caregivers and clients who responded to every piece of ...

Fire Safety for Seniors

05. September 2016 Safety 0
Common Fire Hazards       Caregivers have so many items on their to do list that some safety concerns fall low on the immediate list, even if we know they are a high priority.   Fire safety is important all year, but as we start approaching Fall and Winter, we tend to do more ...

Transportation Options for Seniors Who Don’t Drive

01. September 2016 Safety 0
Transportation Options for Seniors Who Don’t Drive
How to Help Aging Parents Maintain Independence After They No Longer Drive   The biggest fear most seniors have about turning over their car keys is that they will lose their independence. As a result, it can be hard for family caregivers to address unsafe driving with their aging parents. If your aging parent is ...

Creating An Emergency Plan For Your Aging Parents

29. August 2016 Safety 0
Plan Ahead for How Your Aging Parents Will Handle Emergencies     We never know when an emergency is going to hit. Living in California, earthquakes and fires are our big emergency, however, different parts of the country have different issues from hurricanes to tornadoes. Regardless of the type of emergency, being prepared is the ...

Signs That You Hired the Wrong Caregiver

23. August 2016 Safety 3
Should you be concerned about your parent’s caregiver?     When your parent’s need more assistance than you can provide, it makes sense to hire a caregiver. Bringing in a professional to do some of the heavy lifting or personal care tasks takes the burden off of you and preserves your relationship with your aging ...