A Senior Nursery Rhyme: And We All Fall Down

I did not gather you here today to form a circle and lead you in a child’s game of Ring Around the Rosy, at the end of which we all fall down. It was fun when we were kids and could bounce up off the play yard like balloons, laughing and clapping in delight. Well, it ain’t so much fun anymore. The death and injury rate among seniors who take spills has risen steadily over the years to become the …

3 Things to Add to Your House Today

LAS VEGAS – Spending a day on the floor at the NAHB International Builders’ Show is like Disneyland for homeowners. If only I could afford the remote controlled sliding glass door that I can open with my iPad so I don’t have to get off the sofa when the dogs want in. <sighs> However, I did manage to talk to some great vendors who have the aging in mind. As a family caregiver, I was keeping an eye out for …

The Takeaway: Weekend Edition

Watch your step: The bathroom is quickly becoming one of the most dangerous rooms in your house. A recent CDC report looked at bathroom-related injuries in 1998. Every day that year about 640 people were treated in emergency departments for fractures and cuts related to falls. Highlights: Women were hurt more than men; the highest number of injuries were among adults older than age 65. The report is significant because it’s the first to not only measure the number of …