June 15th is Elder Abuse Awareness Day

June 15th is Elder Abuse Awareness Day

The abuse of older people, also known as elder abuse, is a single or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust, which causes harm or distress to an older person. This type of violence...
12 Fall Prevention Tips

12 Fall Prevention Tips

Falls are the leading cause of non-fatal injuries and 3 million people 65 and older are treated in emergency rooms for fall-related injuries every year, most often because of a head injury or a hip fracture. Many falls can be prevented. Key Prevention Tips –...
Is your bathroom dangerous for seniors?

Is your bathroom dangerous for seniors?

Did you know bathrooms are routinely cited as the most dangerous room in the house for the elderly? Countless slips and falls occur in the bathroom, causing a difficult (and sometimes embarrassing) situation for families. Because so many falls occur in the bathroom,...
Summer Safety Tips for Seniors

Summer Safety Tips for Seniors

In the Dallas area, we have already had multiple days of 100+ temps with many more in our future. It’s HOT! Now seems like a good time to discuss summer heat and how to keep seniors safe. We all know that our bodies change as we age. Not only does our sense of thirst...