Over the past few weeks, you have likely been dealing with a bit of information overload. The world has been facing a global pandemic, and it may feel like no matter what you do, it is impossible to avoid the news. Since the outbreak spread around the world, we have seen many different reactions to the pandemic, some individuals go about their daily routines as if nothing has happened and some go into apocalypse mode, hoarding food (and of course, toilet paper).
Being a caretaker is one of the most rewarding careers one can have. You dedicate all of your time and energy every day to help others. You work in a field that requires you to be selfless and to be ready to interact with others almost 24/7. You may love your job, but any caretaker can tell you that it is a difficult job. Whether you are caring for a loved one or someone you had no initial relationship with, we understand the constant struggle you may experience. We compiled the top 5 challenges caretakers face.
Falling is one of the most common causes of injuries in older adults. In fact, 1 in 4 Americans ages 65+ fall every year. When someone falls in their youth, they are often able to recover with only a few scratches; as a senior, falling can lead to serious injury or even death. Falling is a serious cause for concern in older age, so it is important to take preventative measures to make sure you or a senior you know is as safe as possible. One way to help reduce the risk of falls is to know where to research DIY home fall prevention. By knowing what resources are available, you can live a safer life and ideally make your home fall free. Below are some resources for fall prevention.