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The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best tips for preventing elopement during episodes of wandering.

The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ recommendations for the best products and strategies for monitoring a loved one who wanders.

The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best tips for recognizing when outside help is needed to keep a wandering senior safe.

Is your house elder friendly? An occupational therapist and Certified Aging in Place Specialist explains how improving the safety, accessibility and functionality of your residence now can safeguard your future at home.

Your front door and the paths around your house are your gateway to the outside world. Learn how to modify these aspects of your residence to prevent falls and prolong your independence so you can lead an active life for many years to come.

To truly protect a residence, you must go beyond basic security measures, such as locking doors and windows. Use these proven tactics to reduce the risk of a break-in.

The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ suggestions for keeping a loved one cozy, content and clean in spite of cold winter weather.

Most of us old folks claim we want to age in place—to stay in the familiar homes we love. But for many, that choice turns seniors into "elderly orphans," alone and isolated. What to do?

Families often worry about the safety of an older adult who lives alone, especially if there are no other relatives who live near by. In these instances, an aging loved one's neighbors can be an invaluable source of information and security.

Seniors long to stay home and retain their independence as long as possible. There are many tools available for family caregivers to utilize and share with their aging loved one. Exploring the options and implementing small changes for their benefit will greatly increase the time they can remain home before needing placement in a care facility. Consider their unique circumstances as the need for assistance increases to support their freedom for as long as possible.

Sharing a kitchen with another cook can be trying for some people. Sharing a kitchen with a person who has dementia can be more than trying; it can be unsafe.

Fatal falls amongst adults 65 and older have risen significantly since 1999. These tips can help elders stay independent, and most importantly, safe.

As with the ability to drive a car, the time may come for many elders when owning a firearm is no longer safe. Their families then face an emotional and sometimes risky decision regarding how and when to remove this hazard.

Your house is full of memories and the place where you feel most comfortable. To remain in your home as you age, consider these tips for creating a safe environment that will help you make this wish a reality.

A caregiver shares the adjustments and renovations she made to prepare her home for her elderly father-in-law to move in.

Water, canned goods, flashlights and an emergency radio are all staples of the traditional emergency plan inventory, but a new American Red Cross survey shows that more and more people are adding two surprising new tools to this list: social media and mobile apps.

Older adults are uniquely susceptible to developing the most serious form of the disease, which sometimes results in paralysis and death.

Kitchen fires are one of the leading causes of fire in the home among seniors. Here are some fire safety tips for making cooking safer for seniors.

When it comes to fire safety, elderly people with mobility problems, vision or hearing impairments, Alzheimer’s and dementia have special needs. Protect elderly during a fire emergency with these safety tips.

Is your family, including elderly loved ones, prepared if a fire happens? Here are some fire safety tips every caregiver and their families should know.
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