Senior Safety Behind the Wheel

Senior drivers are among the best drivers on the road.  They have more experience and are able to think through situations with more clarity.  Younger drivers, on the other hand, tend to act impulsively when behind the wheel and they are three times more likely to tailgate and run through red lights.  Unfortunately, the natural aging process can slow down reaction time and impair vision.  The...

How do you know when your loved one needs assistance to stay safely at home?

When you have an elderly parent living alone, it’s not always easy to know when they need help. After all, this is the person who raised you, kept you safe and secure, and prepared you to go into the world. It’s hardly surprising if you have a tough time deciding at what point they need help in turn. But everyone needs help eventually. At Stay at Home, we often discuss the evolving needs of the...

Companion care, the hub of Stay at Home’s Total Family Care Team

Companion care, the hub of Stay at Home’s Total Family Care Team Many elderly people need help staying at home, but they also need help in other areas of their lives. This is why each Stay at Home agency assembles a Total Family Care Team made up of trusted providers of companion care, medical care, facility care, legal planning, financial planning, mortuary planning, home maintenance, and...

Six surprising fall hazards for senior citizens (and how we can reduce your risk)

Six surprising fall hazards for senior citizens (and how we can reduce your risk)

We all know what causes senior citizens to fall, right? They slip on the ice, or trip over a curb, or fall down the stairs. But those aren’t the only—or necessarily even the most important—hazards that send elderly people to the hospital with fall injuries. Here are some less obvious fall hazards that are every bit as dangerous as that patch of ice. Malnutrition/dehydration. For many of us,...

Four factors that can cause (or worsen) depression in the elderly

Depression among senior citizens is very common. Let’s say your mom isn’t eating or sleeping like she should, or she no longer cares what the day has in store. Chances are pretty good her problem goes beyond the sadness we all feel from time to time. Here are some causes: Medical conditions. According to the National Institutes of Health, depression can be linked to the diseases of old age, from...

Four Ways that Stay at Home helps keep your parents out of the hospital

Hospital stays are especially serious for senior citizens. Nearly one in five Medicare patients wind up back in the hospital within 30 days of being discharged. If you have an elderly parent living alone, it’s clearly best to help them stay out of the hospital in the first place. Here’s how we can help. We make sure they take their meds correctly. The typical 65-year-old will take 14...

Stay at Home brings you a network of senior services

It should come as no surprise that the country is getting older. The first wave of Baby Boomers turned 65 in 2011, and an estimated 8,000 Americans will reach that age each day over the following 18 years. The older we get, the more likely it is we will need help getting through the day. Our needs may be as simple as a ride to the grocery store or doctor’s office, or as serious as admission to a...

Celebrating Healthy Aging Month

September is national Healthy Aging month and it is designed to focus and celebrate the positive aspects of aging.  Yes, there is a positive side to aging and here are some tips to encourage you to celebrate your senior years. Go back to school.  You’re never too old to develop a new career or enhance your skills.  Choose an area that you are passionate about and delve into it.  Check with your...

Four things senior citizens lose along with their driver’s licenses

It can seem like a small thing, but the loss of a driver’s license can make life far less enjoyable. Yet many, if not most, senior citizens eventually lose their driving privilege, whether because of failing eyesight, forgetfulness, or general frailty. And these individuals must learn to negotiate their lives without driving. Here are a few of the things they give up: A sense of independence....

We help you get the right medical equipment

Many elderly people need help staying at home, but they also need help in other areas of their lives. This is why each Stay at Home agency assembles a Total Family Care Team made up of trusted providers of companion care, medical care, facility care, legal planning, financial planning, mortuary planning, home maintenance, and medical equipment. Medical equipment People who need Stay at Home’s...