Thousands of baby boomers are becoming senior citizens each day. Many are choosing to age in place. Most people want to maintain independence at home for as long as possible, but care and support are often needed from younger family members or outside support. If you or a loved one are choosing to stay at
Even though elder abuse is a growing problem, it doesn’t mean that your loved one needs to be at risk. You can be proactive in creating a home environment that is safe from preventable threats. Here are a few tips that might help reduce the risk of elder abuse: Home Security System: Technology has made
In a recent article, we wrote of the potential scam that starts with free lunch at a “Senior Seminar.” Today, we will provide another take on this topic, and that is, to help people learn about the legitimate meal options that are available for those in need. If you or someone you love is homebound
Whether a loved one lives at home with caregiver support or is moving into a retirement community, steps should be taken to protect valuable items. There is always a risk of theft, especially when the senior isn’t aware of everything occurring around them. Security measures should be implemented, including locking up the valuables. It’s equally
In the past, it was easier to trust people in the neighborhood. There was a sense of community. Everyone tended to watch out for neighbors, friends, and family. Unfortunately, things have changed. Today it’s essential that homeowners be cautious, especially seniors. Most seniors don’t understand the changes in the world. They are too trusting. They
Elder abuse frequently occurs at home. It’s an unfortunate fact, but perpetrators can be family members and others who are close to the victim. Unknowing seniors are also vulnerable to in-home care professionals, local businesses, financial professionals and others who might take advantage of them. It’s essential to stay vigilant for signs of elder abuse.
Your home is your castle, and your first line of defense against unsavory characters is a locked front door. These characters will use pretense and guile to try to gain entry. It’s up to you to defend your castle, keep your door closed, and not let them in.