Fire Safety for Elders with Special Health Needs

Decreased mobility, sight, hearing or cognitive capabilities may limit a person’s ability to take the quick action necessary to escape during a fire emergency. People over the age of 65 are twice as likely to suffer injuries or lose their lives in fires compared to the population-at-large, according to the U.S. Fire Administration, part of […]

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7 tips to support Alzheimer’s caregivers

(BPT) – Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or other dementias is exceptionally demanding, and especially challenging. A recent survey by the Alzheimer’s Association indicates many caregivers are not getting the help and support they need — 84 percent of caregivers say they would like more support in caring for someone with Alzheimer’s, especially from family […]

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