Nearly Half of Senior Home Accidents Are Preventable, ER Doctor Survey Says
According to adult children surveyed by Home Instead Inc., 65 percent of senior homes have at least one potential safety issue. The Home Instead Senior Care office serving Tucson, Green Valley and the surrounding communities is offering a free home safety checklist, an online safety assessment and recommendations for inexpensive modifications that could ensure the safety of older loved ones and help with aging in place as part of the organization's Making Home Safer for SeniorsSM program.
Holiday Program Helps Greater Tucson and Green Valley Seniors Struggling With Poverty and Loneliness
The Tucson office of the Home Instead Senior Care® network, the world's largest provider of non-medical in-home care and companionship services for older adults, has partnered with area retailers, volunteers and members of the community and K-Mart, Déco - Art for Living and Rocco's Little Chicago Pizzeria for the Be a Santa to a Senior program, which provides gifts and companionship to seniors who otherwise might not receive either this holiday season.
Local Program Arms Families with Tools to Protect Senior Loved Ones from Scams
Tucson senior care experts are urging residents of Greater Tucson and Green Valley and their families to be alert for scammers who may be targeting their senior loved ones with a variety of senior fraud schemes, such as identity theft, Medicaid/Medicare and medication fraud, and financial exploitation.. Home Instead Senior Care is pleased to offer the Senior Fraud Protection Kit designed to help protect seniors from fraud.
Free Alzheimer's Training Now Available To Local Family Caregivers
The Home Instead Senior Care® offices serving Greater Tucson, Green Valley and surrounding communities is offering a new training program called Alzheimer's CARE, designed to help families manage the challenges of Alzheimer's and other dementias – diseases that eventually rob seniors of their memories and independence. Free training for families caring for these older adults is now available. Visit HelpForAlzheimersFamilies.com or call 520-770-9943 for more information.
Seniors' Economic Struggles Continue This Holiday; Santa Program Provides Assistance
The Tucson, AZ office of the Home Instead Senior Care® network, the world's largest provider of non-medical in-home care and companionship services for older adults, has partnered with Love Thy Neighbor Ministries, K-Mart, the Rural-Metro Fire Department and Zachary's Pizza for the Be a Santa to a Senior program, which provides gifts and companionship to seniors who otherwise might not receive either this holiday season.Read more
Craving Companionship: Recipe contest helps revive family mealtimes for local seniors
According to research conducted for the Home Instead Senior Care® network, lack of companionship is the biggest mealtime challenge for seniors. The local Home Instead Senior Care office is encouraging family caregivers to dig into the family recipe box to find that favorite dish, and prepare and share a meal with their elderly loved one. Enter that recipe and the story about what makes the dish so special to your family in the Homemade MemoriesSM Recipe Contest between July 15 and September 15, 2011.Read more