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Safety Tips For Senior Travel | Senior Safety During Holiday Travel
For many people, winter is full of family, friends and food. However, winter weather may make it more complicated to get out of the house, especially when an aging family member is the one driving. Seniors without traveling caregivers have to rely on their own vehicle for transportation, and they...
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Home Modifications to Support Aging in Place
A 2018 study by AARP revealed that 76% of US residents over the age of 50 would prefer to live in their homes indefinitely as they get older. It’s easy to empathize with this desire, particularly when you consider how continuity of location can help with staying connected to your...
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Senior Safety Tips for the Home
National Senior Citizens Day is a time set aside to recognize our older population. Celebrated on August 21st, this day is meant to show appreciation to those who have worked, achieved, sacrificed and accomplished so much to make our lives and our world a better place. If you have a...
Mobility Aids Make Aging in Place Possible
When you have a loved one with mobility issues, it’s scary to leave them alone. It can seem like there are fall hazards everywhere, from the staircase and area rugs to the bathroom and bedroom. You might want them to move to an assisted living community where they can get more...
Signs It Might Be Time for In-Home Care
Many adult children wonder when it’s time to find in-home care for a loved one. If you find yourself stopping over more often to check on your aging parents or other family members, now may be the time to look at home care options. Investing your time as a family...
How to Manage Your Loved One’s Hoarding Behavior
How do you deal with an older loved one who has begun exhibiting hoarding behavior? Hoarding behavior goes beyond just collecting mementos of the past. Oftentimes your loved one’s home will be filled with clutter or even trash, and they may find it difficult or impossible to get rid of...
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Nine Halloween Safety Tips for Older Adults
Halloween is a fun time of year for both kids and adults. But for our elderly loved ones, it can be stressful and a little scary, especially if they live alone. A constant stream of trick-or-treaters knocking on the door can be a bit unsettling and intimidating – add scary...
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Natural Disasters: Preparing for the Unexpected
“One person caring about another represents life’s greatest value.” – Jim Rohn While we can’t always predict or avert weather emergencies or natural disasters, we can try to prepare for them as much as possible so that we are always ready. Unexpected emergencies involving seniors can be even more challenging...
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Autumn Safety Checklist for Seniors
This autumn safety checklist can help you prepare your aging senior for the season. The weather is getting cooler, the days shorter and the air crisper. As we adjust to this “season of change,” it’s a perfect time to consider the safety, health and wellness of older adults who are...
In times of extreme heat, it’s especially important to protect our elderly loved ones. At FirstLight Home Care, our mission is to keep seniors safe, healthy and happy in any conditions. If you or an elderly loved one must be in the heat this summer, here are seven sun safety...
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