Safety First

Senior man getting into a car
March 13th, 2024

Understanding the Impact of Aging on Driving Ability

As our loved ones grow older, it’s natural to become concerned about their safety on the road. Aging brings about various changes in both our bodies and minds, which can affect driving capabilities and raise worries for families. Addressing the topic of driving with an older family member is often challenging. For many, driving represents Read more >>

Seniors looking at documents
September 15th, 2023

Preparing for Natural Disasters: Your Comprehensive Guide

Emergencies are something we’d all prefer not to dwell on, yet the key to managing them effectively lies in careful planning. By understanding the potential disasters that could impact your area and devising a solid plan, you can safeguard yourself and your loved ones. Among the most common natural disasters are wildfires, hurricanes, and tornadoes. Read more >>

older woman and nurse
April 3rd, 2023

Causes of Hearing Loss in Seniors

As we age, many of our senses begin to fade. Hearing loss is quite common in seniors and can start as early as age 60. This can deteriorate more each year until we need some type of hearing aid or device. As hearing starts to fail, many people don’t do anything about it until they Read more >>

Mature woman helping elderly mother with paperwork
October 29th, 2022

Telemarketing Fraud: 3 Things You Need to Know

In today’s digital age, telemarketing fraud has become a prevalent threat to individuals seeking to safeguard their personal information and financial assets. Telemarketing fraud occurs when unscrupulous individuals attempt to coerce you into divulging sensitive information or parting with your hard-earned money. These fraudulent activities can manifest in various forms, but there are ways to Read more >>

Man with walker and nurse
September 28th, 2022

Hospital Discharge Checklist for Seniors and Family Caregivers

It’s important to support successful home care after a hospital discharge. Go over this handy after-discharge checklist with a doctor or case manager before it’s time to go home from a procedure or hospital admission. Top 10 Steps to Follow After Hospital Discharge 1. Ask questions. There are a few key pieces of information you Read more >>

How is assisted living different than home care
August 10th, 2022

Assisted Living vs. Home Care: What’s the Difference?

Depending on your level of health and vitality, the aging process can be much easier for some than it is for others. While the notion of growing old creeps up on some people in more gradual ways, many seniors are faced with a sudden or newly discovered debilitating health issue. Caretakers are often blindsided as Read more >>

Senior man getting into a car
June 7th, 2022

Safe Driving Information for Seniors and Caregivers

When is the right time for an older adult to stop driving? The answer to that question is different for everyone. As a person ages, declining health conditions can deteriorate in ways that make safely operating a vehicle a challenge. Hearing and vision can worsen, reaction times slow down, and certain medications can cause side Read more >>

Couple looking at computer
October 9th, 2021

Online Fraud: 7 Common Scams & Tips for Avoiding Them

Scammers still rely on the phone, but they’ve also expanded their frauds to the digital world. Staying vigilant and skeptical is critical to avoid being defrauded. Protect yourself by protecting your personal and financial data. Distrust any request for your Social Security Number or payment via credit or debit card, ACH, EFT or other option. Read more >>

Lifeline Mobile App
July 30th, 2021

The Critical Difference Between a Medical Alert Bracelet and a Medical Alert System

In an emergency, time is of the essence. We want emergency personnel to respond rapidly and have the information they need to deliver care quickly. The combination of a medical alert system and a medical ID bracelet can provide invaluable assistance in these critical moments. EMTs and other first responders are trained to look for Read more >>

woman laughing in kitchen with her son
August 13th, 2020

Lifeline Cares: Tips for Care Recipients

Your personal care plan – tips to make sure the right help will always be there. What is a personal care plan? When you set up your Lifeline service, you are asked to complete a personal care plan. It contains important information for first responders, such as medications and instructions for how to access the Read more >>

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