Could Your Senior’s Hip Be Broken?

Believe it or not, there have been people who fell and broke a hip and didn't realize that they did. Worse still, your elderly family member might have fallen and doesn't want you to know. So here's what to look for in terms of a possible broken hip. She's Unable to Move the Leg. Ask your senior to move her leg on her own. Pay attention to whether she has any range of motion and whether … [Read more...]

What are the Risk Factors for High Blood Pressure?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about one in three adults has high blood pressure. Yet, only about half of them have the condition under control. In fact, high blood pressure was a contributing factor in around 410,000 deaths in 2014 (the most recent statistics available). Knowing whether your aging loved one is at risk for high blood pressure can help you take … [Read more...]

How Would Your Parent Handle a Power Outage?

Elder Care in West Palm Beach FL Whether caused by a storm, a downed power line, a blown transformer, heat, or any other reason, power outages are never something that you want to experience. In the context of your elder care journey, however, not having electricity can go from annoying and unpleasant to dangerous. Your aging parents could be at higher risk of injury, illness, and other serious … [Read more...]

Common Skin Problems for Elders and How to Prevent Them

Elder Care in West Palm Beach FL Every part of the body changes as it ages, and the skin is no exception. When we get older, it becomes less elastic, thinner, and tears much easier because the cellular turnover slows down and the epidermis becomes thinner in some areas. Since elders' skin is much different from other age groups, they are more prone to skin issues and infections. If a treatment to … [Read more...]