June is National Safety Month, and one of the best ways to keep seniors free from harm is to educate them about fall prevention. Age is a significant risk factor contributing to falls with the World Health Organization... Continue Reading >
There is no disputing that water plays a vital role in our everyday lives. Up to 60 percent of the human body is comprised of water with humans having the need to consume a certain amount in order to survive. But did you know when pain or injury arises, water can have a drastic impact on the... Continue Reading >
October is Talk About Your Medications Month and if you’re like most older adults in America, your morning routine probably starts off with a steaming cup of coffee and a handful of pills. This is also followed up with two or three more rounds of medications throughout the day.
Home safety is a priority for all, but for a senior it may be the deciding factor when considering a move to a higher level of care. Safety in the home can include the addition of grab bars, removal of clutter, improved lighting, or security systems. The focus here will be on a few tech devices... Continue Reading >
Many seniors struggle to read due to age-related eye disorders such as macular degeneration, cataracts or glaucoma. Options available for those with difficulty reading usually include large... Continue Reading >
Love is in the air! What a great time to call your loved ones and let them know how much you care. Often times the simple pleasure of catching up with family and friends is a lost opportunity for seniors living with hearing or vision loss.
By: Wendy Olean, social services manager, LIFE Butler County
The holiday season offers many opportunities to spend quality time with family and friends. If you are a caregiver or family member of an aging loved one, you may observe a change in their mood or behavior during the... Continue Reading >