Seniors and Distracted Driving

Is your elderly loved one a good driver? With age comes many physical and mental challenges to staying safe on the road behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. As a family caregiver, it’s a good idea to frequently evaluate how they are doing and whether they are using good judgement when driving. Because April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, it’s an excellent time to review good habits and encourage your aging relative to reduce or eliminate distractions while driving. What is Distracted ... Read more

Hip Fractures in Older Adults: Risk Factors, Symptoms, and Prevention

Home Care in Northbrook IL Falling is the main reason older adults end up in the emergency room. One minor slip could cause the elder to fracture their hip. Since seniors have less bone mass and a weakened immune system compared to younger adults, they could be at risk for health complications as a result of a fractured hip. This type of injury may also require help from a home care provider while they are recovering. Understanding the risk factors and symptoms, as ... Read more