Making Sense of Senior Safety

Observing the safety hazards in a senior’s home is one thing. Living them is another. It’s not always easy to understand the physical limitations older adults face that could make home a virtual minefield for an aging parent. According to research conducted by the Home Instead Senior Care® network, nearly 100% of emergency room doctors in the U.S. and Canada report that the following health conditions are very serious risk factors as potential causes for injuries or accidents

Hurdles Often Stand in Way of Communicating Aging Issues

According to research conducted by the Home Instead Senior Care® network, two in five adult children (39%) surveyed in the U.S., and more than one-third (36%) surveyed in Canada, have at least one barrier that prevents them from having conversations with their parents about aging or end of life. Barriers and hurdles can get in the way of candid family conversations about a variety of topics such as living choices, health, driving and end of

Safety Checks Room by Room

There are many things that we can do to improve the safety for ourselves and for our loved ones. As we walk through the home there are many things to consider. In general, fall hazards can happen in any room. Start with eliminating various trip/fall hazards such as clutter in all sizes, stacks of items on the floor, throw rugs, extension cords in walkways, etc.  Even some pets can be a problem as we age,

Moving? Well, Maybe…

Senior Move Managers assist adults to remain in their current homes, or to move to new ones. Good Moves, Inc. specializes in the emotional and physical aspects of sorting through a lifetime of memories. You may not need to move. With time, homes often become cluttered and unsafe. To avoid an unneeded move, Good Moves, Inc. helps downsize, de-clutter, and organize. SAFETY is always first, and moving when you want to move is much better

Live Fully. Travel Safely!

We live in a world where driving and independence seem to go hand in hand. Yet for most indi-viduals, there comes a time when driving may no longer be safe. York County has seen a re-cent increase in the percentage of motor vehicle accidents where the driver is an older adult. Our physical abilities, reaction times, vision and hearing change as we age. That doesn’t mean that we can’t continue to do things that are

What is a Geriatric Assessment and Care Plan?

A geriatric assessment is a multidimensional assessment which is designed to evaluate an individual’s or couple’s current functional ability, physical health, cognition and mental health, social environment, legal, financial status and environmental safety.  Information is gathered from the individuals themselves and may be solicited from family and other key members in the person’s life. The goals of the assessment are to maintain, improve, and enhance those areas which can be affected, and to minimize risk