Taste, Smell and Safety

When those taste buds become blocked or damaged, you can’t smell your food, and when you can’t smell your food, it harder to taste it, and you may lose your appetite.. With Alzheimer , Parkinson , or kidney disease Who…

Congratulations 2020 NAHB Designees and Educator of the Year

The 2020 NAHB Designees and Educator of the Year awards honors housing professionals who have displayed notable professionalism as NAHB designation holders and those who have excelled in teaching NAHB education courses. This year two of those awarded are esteemed members of the Age Safe® America Advisory Team, and we are proud to be associated with…

National Caregivers Day

The third Friday in February is observed annually as National Caregivers Day. This special day was founded in 2015 by the Providers Association for Home Health & Hospice Agencies (PAHHHA). It honors the men and women who provide vital services to individuals and families around the country. Not only are caregivers an important part of the healthcare…

Hiring an In-Home Caregiver

As an elderly loved one gets older, everyday life can become more and more challenging. Walking around can become tiresome. Missing a medication can become disastrous. At times, going to the bathroom and cleaning the dishes can become too much. Thankfully, there is an industry that’s entirely devoted to making lives easy for your elderly loved ones—home…

Aging-in-Place Home Modifications

The economics of aging-in-place home modifications are compelling, especially in comparison to the cost and trauma of a single fall for an older adult. Aging in place not only offers seniors an improved quality of life, it is fiscally sound as well, saving Americans billions in avoided costs. Empowering individuals to live at home rather than in institutional…

Age Safe® America Earns AOTA Approved Provider Status!

The purpose of the AOTA Approved Provider Program (APP) is to promote high quality and relevant professional development activities for occupational therapy practitioners that support best practice services to consumers. By becoming an AOTA Approved Provider, Age Safe America has demonstrated the ability to comply with required systems, policies, procedures,…

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions for Senior Care

Finally, there is good news for seniors amid the global pandemic. Because aging Americans are one of the most vulnerable populations, they will also be among the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccine after its approval. Below are some COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions for Senior CareThe vaccine will be available to seniors residing in nursing homes…

Your VOTE is Your Voice!

More than 92 million Americans have already voted in this election, a massive number that by the time you read this may already be out of date. Early voting numbers indicate the turnout in 2020 could be the highest in a century, at around 65 percent of the eligible voter population, or about 150 million voters. These proudly impressive numbers have…

Age Safe® America Celebrates National Falls Prevention Month

As we go into September, National Falls Prevention Month, we are still reeling from the effects of the pandemic across the US and the world. We have been sheltering in place by mandate or choice. Yet, the risks of falling do not decrease with fewer outings! And the challenges of caregiving have grown as personal visits have not been possible for many…

Happy New Year 2021

As 2020 come to an end, we want to express our most sincere gratitude to all those who have worked tirelessly to assist our seniors throughout this unprecedented time. Times of difficulty and crisis show us the importance of kindness, compassion, and the strength of humanity.This year Age Safe® America has been honored to have trained professionals,…

Global Handwashing Day

Global Handwashing Day is an annual global advocacy day dedicated to advocacting for handwashing with soap as an easy, effective, and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives. “Hand Hygiene for All” is the theme of this year’s Global Handwashing Day, following a recent World Health Organization initiative calling for improved hand hygiene….

100% Commitment Award

The Senior Home Safety Specialist™ course empowers professionals with actionable ways to better help educate clients, older adults and their family members on the serious issues of home safety, fall prevention, crime prevention, financial exploitation and personal safety. This coveted 100% Commitment Award is only given to organizations that have…

Cognitive Issues in Seniors: Everything You Need To Know

Aging. The five-letter word that scares us. Not just because of our physical appearance changing, but our health, especially our cognitive health, begins to deteriorate.Thankfully there are signs to detect cognitive issues in seniors, as well as ways to prevent or slow down cognitive impairment, such as having a healthy planned lifestyle. The…

Dehydration is Serious for Older Adults

Anyone may become dehydrated, but the condition is especially dangerous for young children and older adults. Older adults naturally have a lower volume of water in their bodies, and may have conditions or take medications that increase the risk of dehydration. For seniors, being dehydrated could cause confusion and anxiety, as well as an increased risk…

Memory Cafes for Safe and Comfortable Dementia Friendly Outings

We all seek safety in our lives, whether it’s job security or a safe grab bar in the bathroom – and of course everything else in between. One such safe environment for individuals living with dementia and those who care for them is a Memory Cafe. Memory Cafes offer safe and comfortable dementia friendly outings.What is a Memory Cafe?A Memory Cafe…

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