Tips for Seniors to Stay Safe While Enjoying the Summer Sun Part 2

Fresh air and sunshine is what summer is all about. It is a time for outside fun and relaxation. The sun helps ward off depression and sharpen cognition, and it’s a great way to get that important source of Vitamin D. We must also remember the damage that the sun’s harsh rays can have on our senior adults’ skin. We want to make sure our seniors know how to stay safe while getting the benefits of the wonderful summer weather, and taking the proper precautions is the best way to help prevent emergencies before they happen. We recently shared some great tips that aging adults, as well as their caregivers, could use to make sure they have a fun, safe summer and here a few more… 1. Wear Sunscreen

Tips for Seniors to Stay Safe While Enjoying the Summer Sun Part 1

Fresh air and sunshine is what summer is all about. It is a time for outside fun and relaxation. The sun helps ward off depression and sharpen cognition, and it’s a great way to get that important source of Vitamin D. We must also remember the damage that the sun’s harsh rays can have on our senior adults’ skin. We want to make sure our seniors know how to stay safe while getting the benefits of the wonderful summer weather, and taking the proper precautions is the best way to help prevent emergencies before they happen. Here are some great tips that aging adults, as well as their caregivers, can use to make sure they have a fun, safe summer. 1. Stay Hydrated Seniors are more susceptible to

Tips for Seniors to Conquer the Fear of Falling Part 2

Fear of falling is a very common and scary thing for many seniors. The fear of falling is one of the most significant factors that increases the risk of a fall, and this fear is particularly prevalent in those who have fallen previously. Because the fear of falling is such a significant factor in older adults’ fall risk, addressing it directly with both the senior and caretakers offers the best opportunity for preventing or reducing falls. Have a discussion with your loved one about factors that could increase the risk of falling, including decreased visual acuity, weakening muscles, unsafe home settings, medications, and cognitive decline. In our last blog, we covered 3 important ways to h

Tips for Seniors to Conquer the Fear of Falling Part 1

Fear of falling is a very common and scary thing for many seniors. The fear of falling is one of the most significant factors that increases the risk of a fall, and this fear is particularly prevalent in those who have fallen previously. Because the fear of falling is such a significant factor in older adults’ fall risk, addressing it directly with both the senior and caretakers offers the best opportunity for preventing or reducing falls. Have a discussion with your loved one about factors that could increase the risk of falling, including decreased visual acuity, weakening muscles, unsafe home settings, medications, and cognitive decline. Also, when they are afraid of falling, they tend t

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