Categories for Safety

How to Protect Seniors from Dangerous Prescriptions

September 16, 2014
Elderly Prescription Abuse

Senior Drug Misuse Problems Often Go Unnoticed Almost every one of us has a senior in our lives who probably would not be alive if not for prescription drugs. From cholesterol control to blood pressure regulation, medications are able to help with many of the most serious health threats that face the elderly. But any force as powerful as that has a number of hidden dangers, and tragically some of those dangers have remained hidden for years. Some experts in the medical field are now publicizing their concerns that prescription misuse is actually hurting seniors to a greater degree than... View Article

Enlisting Lawyers: How to Help Prevent Financial Abuse

September 9, 2014
Lawyers Financial Abuse

New Effort Aims to Fight Elder Abuse There are lots of things that seniors and their families can do to make it harder for scammers, thieves, and crime rings to steal money from them. As the first line of defense, family members need to step in when their elderly loved one begins to show signs of cognitive impairment, which leaves him vulnerable to fast-talking con men. But far more help is needed, according to experts in the field, and soon it may be on the way. A pair of senior advocacy groups are creating a program that would get lawyers... View Article

Pitfalls of Hiring Immigrant Caregivers

July 15, 2014
Home Care Los Angeles Illegal Immigrants

Reasons to Keep Home Care in Los Angeles on Solid Legal Footing It’s hard to go a full day without hearing a bit of news about our nation’s immigration crisis. At the moment, children who cross the U.S-Mexico border alone are in the spotlight, but there are serious problems on every front of the immigration spectrum. Although the news headlines are one thing, the debate often becomes much different when we come in direct contact with undocumented immigrants. Home care in Los Angeles is a field in which it can be difficult for people to figure out just what decision... View Article

Caller ID: Not Always Accurate Any More

July 1, 2014
Senior Care Los Angeles Caller ID

New Phone Scam Warning from Senior Care in Los Angeles Hardly a week goes by that we don’t hear about some new method that scammers have invented. If you keep up with such news, you are likely amazed at the creativity and technological knowledge of these criminals. On one hand, they stay on top of the latest phone security and convenience developments, finding ways to use them to confuse and deceive their victims. On the other hand, they also use their knowledge of human nature—traits like curiosity, compassion, fear, and the desire to get rich quick—to make the most of... View Article

Stay Cool–But Swim Safely

June 10, 2014
Caregivers Los Angeles Swimming Safety

Caregivers in Los Angeles Remind Seniors about Water Safety With another very hot summer upon us in southern California, caregivers in Los Angeles are concerned about helping their elderly clients stay cool, hydrated, and comfortable. Sitting inside the house isn’t always the best answer; a swimming pool can be a great way to benefit from the sunshine and beat the heat at the same time. It also provides much-needed exercise for seniors, keeping their arms and legs strong. Some safety precautions are in order around the pool, though. Restricted Access Even if your senior loved one has loved swimming all... View Article

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