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4 Tips to Help Seniors Transition Home After a Stroke

Returning home following a stroke can be stressful for a senior – and his or her family members. Change is not always easy, but being prepared and informed can make a huge difference. Here are four tips to help your older loved one feel at ease during the recovery process at home.

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Senior reading near fireplace.

Fire Safety Tips for Seniors

Older adults over the age of 65 are at greater risk of suffering serious or fatal injuries from a house fire. Seniors represent 40% of all fire-related deaths in the U.S. Risk factors include decreased mobility, hearing or sight loss, mental limitations, and other age-related causes. The following are some safety tips you should follow to prevent fires in a senior’s home.

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When to Choose Senior Home Care

Choosing senior home care for your loved one can seem overwhelming as you narrow down the best overall option. An in-home personal caregiver might be your best choice if you’re looking for quality senior care that promotes aging in place and is cost-effective. Here are common scenarios where it makes sense to consider in-home personal care.

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Grab bars can help protect seniors from falling in bathrooms.

7 Safety Risks Caregivers See in Homes of Seniors

Making sure your senior’s home is free of common household safety hazards is a critical component for their well-being. Unfortunately, some in-home safety risks can be overlooked by family caregivers and result in senior falls, injuries, and other preventable accidents. Here are seven safety hazards our experienced Visiting Angels’ caregivers commonly encounter in homes of seniors.

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Senior with mask in restaurant during coronavirus pandemic.

Keeping Seniors Safe in Public During COVID-19

As communities reopen across the country, many seniors are looking forward to going back to the hair salon or barber, the grocery store, a relative’s house, or a favorite local restaurant. Here are a few senior safety tips for public settings — and some information on how professional caregivers can assist you in protecting your senior during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Right Doctor for Your Elder

If you have a loved one who is in their 60s or older, you may wonder whether they should be seeing a geriatrician. When choosing a doctor for your elder, it may not be clear whether they’re in need of a geriatrician or a traditional primary care provider.

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