Home Space Requirements for a Stair Lift

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Perhaps you’ve finally decided that a stairlift installation can bring your home comfort, security, and safety—but you also realize you have a narrow staircase, a wide one, curved stairs, or other custom designs. For stair chair lift installation, there aren’t too many configurations that would prevent you from stair lift installation as stair lift installation…

Aging in Place at Home

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As your loved one begins to age, important questions need to be addressed, and one of them is whether they are going to age in place (stay in their home) or move to a different location, such as an assisted living or a nursing home. Sometimes these decisions can be difficult to make, particularly if…

The Best Assistive Devices for People With Disabilities

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As there are many types of disabilities, there are many types of adaptive devices for persons with disabilities. There are devices for the disabled that can help with speech, vision, cognition, mobility, daily living, and much more. But, because there are so many available choices, it may be tough to make a choice when you’re…

Balance Exercises for Seniors for Strength and Stability

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It’s unfortunate that one of the leading causes of death for the elderly and seniors is falling. As we age, our strength weakens, but our body systems change as well. Our equilibrium becomes different, affecting our center of gravity as we walk, especially downstairs or something that may cause us sudden dizziness. Stability exercises for…

The Importance of Activities and Daily Living for Seniors and the Elderly

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When we think about seniors, especially those who “age in place” and want to continue to live independently, we also must think about how instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) are. ADLs are the basic things that we do day to day—self-care that keeps us physically and emotionally healthy. These daily life activities can include…

How Much of Aging Is Genetic?

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People often wonder how much of aging is genetic, and what determines the rate of aging. Generally speaking, many people will look like their parents as they age when it comes to skin and features (barring any unhealthy lifestyle choices, such as sun exposure, alcohol use, and smoking), but that only refers to genes responsible…