Category Archives: Safety Issues

Moving a Reluctant Parent – Part 17

by Joy Loverde Two years. That’s the amount of time I waited for the ball to drop. Two years observing my Aunt from the sidelines as she slowly but surely did herself in. Two years anticipating that at any time she was an accident waiting to happen. Two years of being ready to take action.…
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Falls and Fractures: Protecting Your Loved One in a Nursing Home

By Len Haberman, Esq Nursing home falls are actually more commonplace than a lot of people realise and as seniors are more vulnerable by nature anyway, a fracture or bad fall can have damaging circumstances. Tragic injuries can occur to loved ones when they have a fall at their nursing home. They can cause many…
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Moving a Reluctant Parent – Part 16

  by Joy Loverde Over the past two years (I began this journey the summer of 2012) my Aunt has remained adamant about staying put. And if you have been reading my blog posts along the way (Moving a Reluctant Parents Parts 1-15) then you know there has not been much progress in spite of…
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Is Your Parent’s Bedroom Safe?

by Nancy Pham The bedroom is supposed to be a safe haven where one can sleep, relax, and curl up in a good book after a long day. However, the bedroom can also be a dangerous place – especially for your elderly parent. Medical conditions, limited strength, and balance issues can make every day activities,…
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Wheelchair Safety Tips for Caregivers

  By Kaye Swain Wheelchairs are definitely a help for the caregiver as well as the caree, aren't they? It's a lot easier, and faster, to push someone on four wheels, than to help them walk slowly through the grocery store or mall. Thanks to a broken toe a few years ago, we have a…
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Mom and the ATM Machine

By Joy Loverde I finally got my message across to Mom - but it wasn't easy.  In a nutshell, Mom told me flat out she wanted the "independence" of going to the ATM machine herself to withdraw cash.  The ATM machine in our Chicago neighborhood is located inside the nearby Walgreen’s. It’s a very busy…
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10 Things you can Do to Reduce Furniture Related Injuries

  By Marina Injuries can happen in your home in the least expected places.  While common occurrences of injury often take place in the kitchen, there are also other areas of the home that can provoke injury.  One usually doesn’t expect furniture to be the cause of a trip to the local emergency room. In…
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How to Know if Aging Relative is Ready for Move

By Carol Marak Helping an aging loved one decide to move from their home into a senior living facility can be difficult, especially if they are leaving a home of 20 plus years. I remember when my Dad began the move process to an assisted living community from his home of 54 plus years, it…
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