Your elderly mother lives alone and still has a driver’s license. But the last few times you’ve ridden with her have certainly been “hair-raising” experiences. Mom almost hit a pedestrian one day, and on another occasion ran a stop light and then applied the gas pedal instead of the brake. You’ve also noticed several fresh dents and dings on her car, leading you to believe that it might be best if mom would simply stop driving.
No matter where you live, you’re going to get some nasty weather from time-to-time. Inclement weather can take many forms, including tornadoes, hurricanes, thunderstorms, high winds and heavy snowfalls. Harsh weather can be especially hard on those aged 65-and-over who also live alone.
Falls are the number one cause of accidental death among seniors at home. They can be caused by a number of factors. It could be the result of less strength the senior possesses in their legs, causing them to lose balance and be unable to regain it in time. It could also be caused by [...]
Caregiver in Raleigh NC: Transportation Options for Seniors Your dad's vision or reaction times have worsened to the point he can no longer drive. He's given up his keys and sold his car, but he's concerned that this is going to greatly affect his independence. You need to have another plan in place. [...]
Elderly Care in Chapel Hill NC: Fall Prevention for Seniors with Alzheimer's Alzheimer’s affects more than 5 million people throughout the United States. This disease can impact your parent in a wide variety of ways, including increasing their fall risk. Falls are the leading cause of both fatal and non-fatal injuries among seniors, [...]
Home Care in Garner NC: What to do if a Senior Faints Fainting is not often serious for many people, but in your aging family member, it could be a sign of other issues, such as low blood pressure. Should your elderly family member faint, try to remember these steps. 1. Try to [...]
Caregiver in Wake County NC: Safety and Accessibility for Seniors with Hand Weakness In your role as a family caregiver, it is extremely important that you focus not just on the assistance and care that you need to give your parent, but also the ways in which you can help your parent to [...]
Senior Care in Cary NC: 4 Things That Affect a Senior's Ability to Drive As your loved one ages, her abilities change. Some of those are directly tied to her ability to keep driving safely. When your senior family member gets to a point that it's no longer safe for her to drive, [...]
“There is no illusion greater than fear.”—Lao Tzu. Elder Care in Raleigh NC: Fear of Falling For those seniors who have experienced a fall, the fear of falling again feels very real. It, in fact, is so prevalent that those who fall once are twice as likely to fall again as those that [...]
Caregiver in Garner NC: Technology to Help Mom in the Kitchen Aging presents new challenges. One place your mom may feel many of the effects of aging is in the kitchen. Lifting pans, digging into the back of a cupboard, or keeping items stocked properly is hard as memory declines and arthritis sets [...]