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Picking a Medical Alert System

The one thing that we had the hardest time with,  was trying to convince our mom that it would be a good idea to have a medical alert system installed in her home.  She fought against it and it was kind of prophetic. Sometime later she slipped in the bath and could not get up.  […]

7 Ideas to Help Your Elderly Parents Transition into Fall

Transition to Fall Visitors are heading home, and it brings me to a topic that is near and dear to me.  Your elderly parents have enjoyed all the comings and goings of visiting relatives and boisterous children and people they only get to see once in a while. Summer has been a nice laid back […]

Seniors and Falling

For seniors, falling is a serious concern. A fall usually means a fracture somewhere or a nasty bump on the head and then what we find is a downward spiral.  When a senior falls, we call 911 or help them up and go to emergency and it happens again: a fall, we pick them up […]

Future Care Giving Plans – Opening the Conversation

There is an aging issue we have all heard about; baby boomers have now reached 65 and are ready to retire. We also keep hearing that seniors are happier living in their own homes, the homes they raised their families in and now their grandchildren. Most of these seniors want to stay in their own […]

Daughters and Sons and Seniors

Daughters are daughters all of your life , a son is a son until he takes a wife  ( unknown) I often thought about this saying and its not always the way it is, sons do take care of their moms, I have seen it in my line of work. I do think that sons […]

Seniors and Exercise North Shore Outlook December 2012

Winter has arrived and the days are short. The rains never seem to let up, it gets dark early and it often seems that elderly seniors are more inclined to stay indoors during these wet cold months. For many elderly seniors, it becomes difficult to maintain exercise routine and let’s face it, walking in the […]