Safety and Protecting Seniors

Eye Injuries At Home

October is Home Eye Safety Month and Caring Connection wants to bring awareness to the problem of eye injuries occurring at home. While many would assume that most eye injuries occur at the work place (especially industrial), the reality is that about half of all eye injuries occur at home. 4 Common Causes of Eye

Take a Stand to Prevent Falls

Each year the National Council on Aging uses the beginning of the fall season (September 23rd this year) to remind us that there are ways you can prevent falls; living life “falls free.” The 2015 theme for Falls Free is Take a Stand to Prevent Falls. Why Falls Free Living is Important Every year 1

Preventing Suicide in the Elderly

September 7-13 is National Suicide Awareness Week and with suicide among seniors increasing consistently, it’s important to address the problem of suicide in the elderly. Suicide in the elderly make up over 18% of total suicides. Signs that Suicide May Be In Someone’s Thoughts While not every person will show signs that can cause a

Seniors and Hydration

Hydration is important for everyone during the summer; but for seniors and those with dementia it’s especially important to make sure they’re hydrated. Often, those with dementia will forget or not realize that they have not eaten or even drank; their minds can reach the point where they don’t comprehend food pangs or thirst. Hydration

Summer Storms and Safety

Summer storms can present problems for anyone, but for seniors and those homebound it can be very frightening. A summer storm can quickly change conditions around us. Keep In Contact Family members don’t always live close enough to check on loved ones during bad weather; sometimes roads may be closed due to heavy damage in

7 Senior Summer Safety Tips

These senior summer safety tips will help make life a little less stressful this summer. While most of us love and enjoy the summer season; we have to remember that there are times when summer can become unsafe, especially for seniors. Senior Summer Safety Tips for Those with Dementia We have to remember that when

Tips on Senior Safety At Home

  Often, those who are disabled, aged, or simply alone fear being unsafe in their own home. Home is the place you should feel the safest. Crime Statistics Because our office deals with caregiving in Baltimore, MD and surrounding areas we provided statistics specific to the area we serve. You need to be informed in

UV Safety

July is National UV Safety Month. UV rays can be very harmful. Caregivers need to take special note to ensure that the person they’re caring for is well protected against UV rays whenever they are outside. How UV Rays Affect Your Body Did you know that your skin is your largest organ? Yes, skin is

Arthritis and Taking Medication

Could you be putting someone you love at risk when you take your medication? Many people have a variety of medications to treat one or more medical issues. Often those with arthritis or lack of feeling in their hands due to other medical issues (sometimes even a side effect of medications) can’t easily grasp or

The Effects of Alcohol On Older Adults

It’s not uncommon for older adults to occasionally enjoy a glass of wine, a shot of whiskey, or a glass of brandy by the fire.  Some retirement communities have daily happy hours, where the elderly residents can gather, socialize, and have fun.  But because of the increased effect that alcohol has on the elderly, older