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Six Home Modifications for Seniors to Maximize Life at Home

Six Home Modifications for Seniors to Maximize Life at Home

Aging at home can be a comfortable and economical option for most seniors. Most seniors feel safe and 'at home' in their dwellings. But they can be sites for dangerous accidents, slips, and falls. Plus, inappropriate lighting, clutter, and other settings that aren't senior-friendly can make it challenging for the aging adults of a family to perform daily living activities.

In this post, we've rounded up six home modifications for elderly persons that will help you create a safe and comfortable abode for your aging loved ones. Use these tips to help seniors age in place and make the most of their lives.

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23 Tips for New Caregivers

23 Tips for New Caregivers

The life of a caregiver is a challenging one. Statistics show that 6 out of 10 are employed with nearly half working full time. What's more, 46% of caregivers feel they have too much to handle, while 42% don't have enough time for themselves. The first steps as a new caregiver are critical. The transition into this position can be challenging. For this reason, we asked 15 elderly caregivers, family caregivers, personal caregivers, and professional caregivers to offer their top caregiver tips for those new to the role.

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10 Benefits of Emotional Support Animals for Seniors

10 Benefits of Emotional Support Animals for Seniors

While some will find themselves enrolled in a senior’s home, others have to be alone without entering senior living. As such, doctors prescribe emotional support animals to these individuals to help them cope with their situation. If you’re a senior or know someone who’s thinking about getting one of these pets, take a look at some of the perks of getting an emotional support animal. These are 10 benefits of pets for seniors.

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The 2020 Ultimate Guide to Bathroom Safety

The 2020 Ultimate Guide to Bathroom Safety

The bathroom is one of the most dangerous places in the house for seniors. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in four Americans 65 and older falls each year, and the National Institute of Aging found that 80% of these falls happen in the bathroom. 

That being said, the bathroom should be one of the first places you safety proof as you or your loved one ages. This guide provides you with everything you need to know to get started. 

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Caregiver Tips for Avoiding Life Insurance Scammers

Caregiver Tips for Avoiding Life Insurance Scammers

One of the most important things you want to guard yourself against when buying life insurance is a scam. This is especially important as a caregiver since you are responsible for not only protecting yourself but also the person in your care. You may be in charge of their finances as well as their health, so you need to always be on guard for scammers.

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