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5 Different Exercises that can Prevent Falls

5 Different Exercises

Falls are the biggest source of fatal injury for seniors. There is one death approximately every 20 minutes according to the NCOA (National Council on Aging). Tragically, even falls that are survived could limit the senior’s independence for the remainder of their life. Seniors may have weakened muscles, stiff joints and/or delayed reaction time, which […]

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Five Senior Fall Prevention Tips

At least one-fourth of people above the age of 65 fall every year. Most of these falls occur at homes and are primarily as a result of hazards around the house, reduced strength and reduced reaction time that comes with aging. At A Place at Home, we have a team of professionals who help you prevent these […]

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Coping with Feelings of Grief

Coping with the loss of friends or family members can be one of the most difficult parts of the aging process. As emotional beings, it can take a significant amount of time to realize that even though “loss is forever, our grief is not.” Additionally, know that you are not alone. People are quick to […]

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Keeping Seniors Active This Winter – Benefits of Exercise

For seniors, managing to find the time or energy to exercise on a daily basis can be hard enough. But when the wind is blowing and the snow is falling, low temperatures and icy conditions can prevent everyone young and old from getting active during the dreaded winter months. Remember, physical activity increases blood flow […]

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Improving Accessibility in the House for Seniors to Stay Home Longer

Providing quality care for aging adults begins at home. Our homes represent so much more than just physical places filled with our possessions. Homes reflect their owners’ identities and give a sense of comfort. According to AARP, an overwhelming 89% of older Americans said they wish to remain in their current home for as long […]

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Discover the Benefits of a Mediterranean Diet

If you follow trends in healthy eating, then you may have heard the buzz about the recently popularity of the Mediterranean diet. The Mediterranean diet offers a plan for healthy eating that is based on the traditional food and drink of countries near the Mediterranean, such as Greece. Preparing delicious, healthy food and spending quality time […]

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How to Use an AED in Case of Emergency

A sudden heart attack demands immediate action. Heart attacks can be treated right on the scene by friends, family members, and caregivers present in the area with some quick thinking and calm decision-making. What is an AED? An Automated External Defibrillator, or AED, is a device used to immediately treat victims of cardiac arrest. The device uses an […]

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A Senior’s Guide to Lifting Objects Safely

For seniors, living alone comes with a great deal of personal responsibility. Many assert their independence through a strong desire to upkeep their homes, despite any limitations from aging. As we know, it is extremely beneficial for seniors to remain at home as they get older, but it is vital to make sure they are […]

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