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Reduce Senior Fall Risk
Reduce Senior Fall Risk
By Sara Marrow, 8:00 am on January 8, 2015

Falling is a major cause of injury and death in seniors. In fact, when older individuals visit their physicians, the first question that is often asked of them is whether or not they have recently fallen. Because the facts about falls among the aging population may be surprising for many, San Antonio Home Care Assistance wanted to share them with our readers. The more informed you are about seniors and falls, the better prepared you’ll be able to prevent your loved one from falling! At-Risk Seniors – More men experience falls than women, and people who are over age 75 are five times more likely to take a tumble than…

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Stroke Prevention Tips for Elderly
Stroke Prevention Tips for Elderly
By Sara Marrow, 8:00 am on December 25, 2014

As seniors age, the possibility for a stroke to occur becomes significantly higher. While this is an uncontrollable risk factor of stroke, one of the best ways to prevent stroke among older adults is education. Whether you provide home care for a parent or are concerned about the health of an elderly loved one, make sure he or she is aware of the controllable risk factors of stroke. Experts of home care, San Antonio families can rely on, suggest doing so can ensure that your loved one strives to keep healthy habits even as he or she ages. What Are Some Healthy Habits Seniors Should Follow in Order to Prevent Strokes? One…

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Senior Safety Evaluation
Senior Safety Evaluation
By Sara Marrow, 8:00 am on December 18, 2014

Making the decision of whether aging loved ones are safe at home independently is one of the hardest choices for families, especially adult children, to make. Because the health of the family member in question is critical in making determinations on his or her ability to live independently, Home Care Assistance of San Antonio shares a few items that indicate a senior’s safety is at risk. Forgetfulness – Does your aging loved one have a problem with paying the bills? Do they forget about appliances being left on? Do they neglect keeping the home free from trash and filth? Are doors and windows left unlocked in the home? The inability…

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Senior Health Checklist for Holidays
Senior Health Checklist for Holidays
By Sara Marrow, 11:34 pm on December 11, 2014

The holidays are a joyous time of year where friends and family gather over delicious meals and festive events; a time when family members are able to catch up and spend some quality time with the loved ones they don’t get to see as much as they would like throughout the year. While much of the holidays should be spent having fun, there are also some very serious matters that may need to be discussed if you are the adult child of a senior parent. If you do not see your senior parents often, it is difficult to keep tabs on their health status. Elderly adults will often let their…

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Aging in Place for Seniors
Aging in Place for Seniors
By Sara Marrow, 11:21 pm on December 4, 2014

Many seniors are opting to stay right where they are, in the comfort of home, even as mobility declines and health concerns increase. The ability to age in place allows people to maintain a sense of autonomy, enjoy familiar surroundings, and remain true to their comfortable routines. The physical and mental health benefits of aging place are overwhelming, in spite of the various challenges that elderly adults must overcome in order to do so. How Aging in Place Can Benefit a Senior Family Member Being determined to maintain independence could help seniors retain more of their mobility. Seniors who constantly challenge themselves to complete their day to day activities tend…

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