According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the risk of being involved in a traffic accident increases once drivers reach 70 years of age. The CDC also finds that, on an average day, 712 older adults are injured in a car accident, and an additional 19 people are killed. It’s important to determine [...]
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You may be part of the sandwich generation and not even know it. This group includes people over 40 who are both raising children and caring for an aging loved one, and includes nearly half of all women aged 45-64. These two roles can bring unique challenges as you’re pulled in many directions, balancing daily [...]
Many seniors face obstacles when it comes to maintaining an active social life, which is proven to have benefits in all areas of a person’s well-being. The loss of a spouse, physical ailments, mobility problems, cognitive decline or lack of family nearby can all lead to isolation and a steady decline in physical, emotional and [...]
As the body ages, bones can weaken. This can impact your ability to stand or walk, and put you more at risk for fractures. This is even more of a concern for people living with arthritis or osteoporosis. One of the best ways to strengthen bones and prevent osteoporosis is by getting regular exercise. Even if you already [...]
Interacting with someone with autism can feel frustrating for both of you. Autism can present communication, socialization, and behavioral challenges that can make you feel like you don’t know what to say or how to respond. The secret is to always try to understand, to aim for kindness, and to learn as much as you [...]
Hundreds of thousands of people living with COPD face certain challenges and frustrations, such as no longer being physically able to do things as easily as before. Living with COPD can also bring on emotional challenges. But knowing how to manage the disease and taking advantage of the support that is available can significantly improve and enhance [...]
People often become caregivers out of necessity, without any training or advanced notice, and finding answers to questions or resources to help can be tough. When asked what advice they would offer those caring for a loved one, these are the responses of professional caregivers from across the country had to offer. “Remember what’s [...]
June is National Safety Month and a great time to learn more about how you or your loved one can prevent falls at home. One out of three seniors will fall this year, but fewer than half of them will talk with their doctors about it, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Falls [...]
Independence Health Services is devoted to helping our clients and their family members stay informed and up to date on aging and the illnesses and conditions that affect seniors most. This week we’re here to discuss the most common illnesses seen in individuals over the age of 50 years old, and the best ways to [...]
When you take on the role of caring for a loved one, your life balance can shift as you adjust to being “on-call” 24/7 or take on another person’s health in addition to your own. This challenge to maintain a healthy balance impacts nearly 40 million American family caregivers. Are you finding the right balance? [...]