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Keeping Your Elderly Loved One With Dementia Safe During Bath Time

By Russell Simpkins / September 3, 2020

According to Markus MacGill on, approximately 4.7 million people aged 65 years or older, in the United States, live with Alzheimer’s disease. He goes on to mention that the Alzheimer’s Association estimates that Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 60-80 percent of all cases of dementia. Dementia, of course, is synonymous with forgetfulness. Do you live…

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Safeguarding Your Bathroom to Avoid Injury

By Russell Simpkins / August 18, 2020

“Elderly members of your family who may have mobility and balance issues are especially susceptible to bathroom injuries,” reports American Home Shield, “According to the National Council on Aging, one-fourth of older Americans fall each year. Further, a senior dies from a fall every 19 minutes.” Bathroom safety is something none of us should take…

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The Importance of Giving Thanks to Your Aging Parents

By Russell Simpkins / August 6, 2020

The elderly deserve our admiration. In far too many cases, our older generation is met with “they’re too old for…” rhetoric. And while it’s true that senior citizens often contend with balance, strength, and mobility issues, it doesn’t mean they deserve any derision. In fact, they deserve the exact opposite. Our loving support and respect…

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What Are the Most Common Barriers to Aging in Place?

By Russell Simpkins / July 22, 2020

For many older adults, aging in place is a much-preferred living situation than living out your days in a long-term care facility. “Old folks homes” are especially undesirable given the current coronavirus pandemic we’re all enduring. Sadly, such living facilities are known to have tough battles with COVID-19 cases and deaths. Naturally, most Americans would…

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The Art of Keeping Seniors Safe During Summer’s Hottest Days

By Russell Simpkins / July 9, 2020

The State of California is known for many things. Without question, the heat is one of them. While our state provides us with year-round warmth and sunshine, it’s especially important to be mindful of the heat during the summer. That goes double for seniors. Our elderly loved ones are more susceptible to heatstroke and heat…

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How to Make Bathing an Experience Seniors Look Forward To?

By Russell Simpkins / June 25, 2020

For many seniors, bath time is not a fun time. This is especially true if they suffer from limited mobility and/or issues with balance. A bathroom is a place where many slips and falls occur. So, naturally, finding ways to prevent slips and falls is vital to a senior’s safety. What can you do to…

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How to Protect Your Wheelchair From the Summertime Heat?

By Russell Simpkins / June 11, 2020

On June 20th, the summer season will officially be here! It’s not that we need don’t already get plenty of heat and sunshine, here in California. But there truly is no season like the summertime to thoroughly enjoy it. Wheelchair users enjoy the summer just as much as anyone else. However, they have to be…

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How Can I Honor My Elderly Parent’s Privacy While Providing Care?

By Russell Simpkins / June 5, 2020

If you’re the caregiver of a senior citizen, you know that getting privacy isn’t an easy feat. That is true for both yourself and your care recipient. You both deserve a little alone time. So how do you go about it? It’s your job to provide care. Can you honor your elderly parent’s privacy while…

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Has COVID-19 Impacted How People Bathe?

By Russell Simpkins / May 1, 2020

By now, we’re all very well aware of the importance of keeping clean in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. For many weeks now, we’ve all been reminded to wash our hands with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds. Preventing the spread of infection is best achieved by keeping our…

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Promoting Good Habits for Disease Resistance

Promoting Good Habits for Disease Resistance

By Russell Simpkins / April 23, 2020

Our world is currently facing a tough time. By now, the Coronavirus needs no introduction. As of this writing, the infectious disease has impacted over 2500,000 people worldwide and has very sadly caused more than 175,000 deaths. As of April 23rd, there have been over 800,000 reported cases of the Coronavirus (also known as COVID-19)…

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