Prevention

What Every Senior Should Know About Cold and Flu Prevention

The cold and flu season can bring discomfort and short-term misery for any of us. Fortunately, most of us get over the unpleasant symptoms in a few days or at most a couple of weeks.

For senior adults, however, the flu season brings along much greater concerns. The risks can be much higher and the consequences can be much more severe for seniors.

5 Essential Injury Prevention Tips for Seniors

Care After Catastrophe: What to Expect During Recovery from a Stroke

Every year, approximately 795,000 people in the United States suffer from a stroke, according to the National Stroke Association. This unfortunately common event can cause a variety of physical, cognitive and emotional damages for its sufferers, though each person’s experience differs based on the damage done to the brain. 

5 Tips for Creating a Plan of Care Before a Crisis Happens

Creating a Plan of Care Before a Crisis Happens

Although it is something that none of us likes to ponder, the passage of time and the effects of aging place our parents and other older loved ones at risk of rapid changes in their health status and capabilities. A sudden illness, a fall or other unexpected event can turn their life – and yours – upside down in an instant.

Given the potential consequences, perhaps the Boy Scout motto, “Be Prepared,” offers the best advice for all of us.


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