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A Guide to Aging in Place

How to Evaluate Monitoring Systems for Aging in Place
Posted on September 27th, 2016

Today's monitoring systems may seem high tech, but they can be easy to use for today's seniors and give caregivers peace of mind. Read More

10 Benefits of Aging in Place for Seniors
Posted on September 18th, 2016

Aging in place can help seniors lead more productive lives, feel happier, save money and stay connected with family and friends. Read More

6 Innovative Products to Help Seniors Age in Place
Posted on September 16th, 2016

From in-home monitoring devices to video doorbells, these smart products are essential for seniors aging in place. Read More

How to evaluate aging in place home care providers
Posted on August 19th, 2016

An invaluable checklist to help you evaluate assisted living providers to keep mom and dad living as independently as possible. Read More

12 Smart Ways to Ensure Bathroom Safety for Aging in Place Seniors
Posted on August 4th, 2016

Top tips on how to safety-proof the bathroom so stay-at-home seniors can remain as independent as possible. Read More

5 Best Questions to Ask Aging in Place Remodelers
Posted on July 28th, 2016

Live independently at home longer by remodeling your home for safety and ease Read More

Wheelchair Basketball is a Top Sport of Disabled Athletes
Posted on March 24th, 2016

As March Madness comes to the end of another season, the sport of basketball is still in full swing for the amazing athletes competing in wheelchair basketball at the 2016 Paralympic Games. Designed for athletes who have a physical... Read More

Tax Season Scams Targeting Seniors
Posted on March 23rd, 2016

Another tax season is upon us, and with it comes a surge of fraudulent activity. While scammers find new ways to prey on people every day, they continue to target the elderly year after year. So what are the biggest scams out there right now? And why are older adults more at risk of being conned? Read More

Five Reasons Seniors Have Different Nutritional Needs
Posted on March 18th, 2016

It's no secret that our bodies change as we age. But some changes are less apparent and call for extra attention to ensure that we give our body what it needs to stay healthy. Seniors have different nutritional needs than children, teens and even middle-aged adults, and addressing these differences may help older adults increase... Read More

Healthy Shopping Tips
Posted on March 15th, 2016

With your shopping list in hand, and a full stomach to fend off any tempting impulse buys, you head to the grocery store. But with supermarkets carrying an average of over 42,000 items, according to the Food Marketing Institute, it's not always easy to make healthy choices in line with today's dietary guidelines. Read More

Get Ready for Spring Cleaning
Posted on March 11th, 2016

With the onset of spring comes the urge to clean the house, open the windows and let in some fresh air! Spring cleaning is an annual tradition in households everywhere and is especially important in homes where seniors or those with mobility limitations may have fallen behind on regular chores. Read More

Can Music Improve Your Health? Studies Say Yes!
Posted on March 8th, 2016

Turns out that listening to music may stimulate more health benefits than you may have realized! In addition to being a great motivator during exercise, studies show that music may have a positive impact on your health and well-being in a variety of ways, including better sleep, reduced anxiety and depression, and improved immune functioning. These benefits, along with pain reduction and assistance with memory loss, are important to note for people of all ages, but especially for seniors... Read More

Nutritional Trends for a Healthy 2016
Posted on March 2nd, 2016

Most trends come and go, including those involving diet and nutrition. Sometimes they stick around and grow in popularity like gluten-free foods, or sometimes they only last a year or two. Remember the sudden rise of kale and the movement to spiralize veggies? Each year, a new list of nutrition trends is introduced, and with March being National Nutrition Month, now's the perfect time to look at this year's contenders to see if they fit into your healthy eating plan. Read More

Relax Your Mind on No Brainer Day
Posted on February 26th, 2016

Some holidays can be stressful. But not this one! No Brainer Day is observed on February 27 and provides the perfect excuse for a day of relaxation, mental rest and maybe even a little laziness. Created in 1995 in the United States by Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith, No Brainer Day aims to remind us to stop over analyzing things and to take a break from modern-day stresses, without feeling guilty. So go ahead and take it easy with some simple, mindless activities that require little thinking... Read More

Benefits of Drinking Tea
Posted on February 23rd, 2016

There are hot tea drinkers and iced tea drinkers, and those who switch based on the weather. Any way you like it, tea has been around for centuries, and other than water, is the world's most consumed drink. Tea has been widely studied for its health benefits and is a great calorie-free drink option if you don't add milk or sweeteners like sugar or honey. Read More

Keeping Your Home Safe While You're Away
Posted on February 18th, 2016

With a few more months of cold weather ahead of us throughout much of the U.S., there is still plenty of time to plan a vacation to somewhere warm. Whether you are jetting off for a quick vacation or are a frequent snowbird who heads south for months on end, it's important to plan ahead and take precautions to protect your home from theft and any unexpected mishaps. In addition to the obvious step of locking all your doors and windows, consider these tips to prepare your house while you're away. Read More

Random Acts of Kindness Week
Posted on February 16th, 2016

"In a world where you can be anything, be kind." What a perfect quote to inspire us as we celebrate International Random Acts of Kindness Week, beginning February 14 through February 20. Originally founded by Josh de Jong of New Zealand, Random Acts of Kindness Day is now observed by countries all over the world on different dates throughout the year. Read More

Stay Active for a Healthy Heart
Posted on February 12th, 2016

Finding the time and energy to squeeze physical activity into your day isn't always easy. But thinking about the health benefits of keeping active and considering some simple exercises that can fit into your daily routine may just give you the boost you need to get moving. Read More

Third Annual Love Letters Campaign
Posted on February 8th, 2016

The Love Letters campaign aims to solve that problem by encouraging young people to create handmade cards to send to homebound seniors nationwide. Read More

Controlling Your Blood Pressure
Posted on February 5th, 2016

We all know that high blood pressure is a bad thing. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), uncontrolled high blood pressure is a leading cause of heart disease and stroke. More than 67 million Americans have high blood pressure, sometimes referred to as hypertension. Of that group, 16 million are receiving treatment, but their blood pressure still remains too high. Read More

Heart-Healthy Snacks
Posted on February 3rd, 2016

February is American Heart Month, and what better way to kick it off than with some heart-healthy snacks. Your heart works hard for you each and every day. Show it how much you care with some antioxidant-filled, cholesterol-lowering treats! Read More

Bathroom Safety for Children
Posted on January 25th, 2016

There's nothing more important than making sure the children in your life are safe. Be it your kids, your grandkids, or the kids next door - they all need to be protected from hidden dangers. Certain rooms in your home may pose a bigger safety threat than others, especially for kids, and the bathroom is at the top of the list. With January being National Bathroom Safety Month, now's a good time for a quick refresher on how to keep kids out of harm's way in the bathroom. Read More

Safety Enhancing Bathroom Updates
Posted on January 19th, 2016

As the new year gets underway, many people look back at their to-do lists to see which home renovation projects haven't yet been completed. Couple that with January being National Bathroom Safety Month and it seems like now's the perfect time to assess your bathroom's safety while taking care of some outstanding projects. As you look to update or remodel, whether it's professionally or on your own, be sure to keep safety in mind, not just design. Read More

Why a Handicap Tub?
Posted on January 14th, 2016

If you have mobility impairment, it's comforting to know that a wide variety of handicap bathtubs are available that enable you to bathe yourself with limited to no assistance necessary. A handicap tub featuring technology that allows you to safely and privately enter and exit makes bathing a safe, private, even enjoyable experience, while a professional tub consultant can help you decide which tub designs and capabilities are best for your situation. Read More

How Technology Assists Aging in Place
Posted on January 6th, 2016

With the help of some innovative technology, aging in place is possible for the 10,000 Americans who turn 65 years old each day. From health apps available on smart phones and tablets to daily living aids like a tub transfer bench or folding shower seat, there are many ways a home can be transformed for safe, happy aging in place. Read More

Bathing as a Sleep Aid
Posted on December 27th, 2015

The National Institutes of Health (N.I.H.) report that "Insomnia is the most common sleep complaint of any age." Unfortunately, insomnia does affect more than half of all adults age 60 and older. Studies have proven that a hot bath before bed can help a body adjust to sleep mode, beating insomnia and helping an individual enjoy a more restful sleep. Read More

Walk-In Shower Designs
Posted on December 18th, 2015

Choosing a walk in shower design that fits your space is a positive step to greater independence. Learn about options & features that foster a safer bathing. Read More

What Medicare Home Health Care Covers (and What It Doesn't)
Posted on December 14th, 2015

Home care can be an economical alternative to a facility. Consider your options for Medicare Home Health assistance when budgeting for an accessible bathroom. Read More

Retrofitting Your Home for Comfortably Aging in Place
Posted on December 7th, 2015

Creating a safe and comfortable home environment is essential for any senior who wants to remain in their home as long as possible. Certain home improvements can make a huge impact on the overall safety, usability and comfort of a senior's living space. From professionally installed walk-in bathtubs to DIY projects like adding slip-resistant flooring skids, any home can be retrofitted for comfortably aging in place. Read More

Why a Walk-In Tub?
Posted on November 30th, 2015

Your whole life, bathing has been an effortless, refreshing experience that leaves you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. As you get older and moving around isn't as easy as it used to be, the best way to preserve a secure and enjoyable bathing experience is with a walk-in bathtub designed to let you easily and safely step in and out of your tub without having to worry about slipping or falling. Read More

Using Your Kitchen Safely for Cooking Independently
Posted on November 23rd, 2015

The kitchen often is the hub of the home. It's where family and friends gather for good food and great company. Seniors living at home can still enjoy baking and cooking their favorite meals even when living with various physical challenges. There are multiple modifications that can be incorporated into any existing kitchen to help seniors with limited mobility keep cooking safely and in comfort. Read More

Walk-In Bathtub Designs
Posted on November 17th, 2015

A walk-in bathtub from a trusted manufacturer offers you a safe, enjoyable bathing experience. There are a number of factors to consider to make the best choice for your needs, available space, and style preferences. Read More

10 Essential Bathroom Safety Tips for Seniors
Posted on November 12th, 2015

One out of every three adults age 65 and older fall each year, with falls being the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries among those in that age category, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Fortunately, there are many ways to prevent and reduce the risk of slips, falls and other accidents, particularly in the bathroom. Read More

Providing a Bathroom Transformation for an Honorable Veteran
Posted on November 11th, 2015

In 2013, Premier Care in Bathing partnered with a veterans organization to provide a bathroom transformation for a special veteran, Terry Harris, a retired Deep Sea Diver for the US Navy. Read More

Handicap Bathtubs
Posted on November 6th, 2015

If you have mobility impairment, it's comforting to know that a wide variety of handicap bathtubs are available that enable you to bathe yourself with limited to no assistance necessary. A handicap tub featuring technology that allows you to safely and privately enter and exit makes bathing a safe, private, even enjoyable experience, while a A professional tub consultant can help you decide which tub designs and capabilities are best for your situation. Read More

Helping a Loved One Adapt to Limited Mobility
Posted on October 28th, 2015

One in every five American adults live with a disability, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Limited mobility is the most common among seniors and for many, this includes difficulty walking or climbing stairs. Adjusting to limited mobility can be frustrating for anyone, especially seniors who take pride in their independence. Fortunately, there are several important things both families and caregivers can do to help a loved one adjust to limited mobility. Read More

Non-Medicare/Medicaid Sources for Home Modification Funds
Posted on October 19th, 2015

Not all aspects of home health care, such as certain home modifications, are covered by Medicare or Medicaid. However, there are more than 400 nationwide programs with financial assistance available for elder care, including funds for home modification. Some programs are funded through local governments, the Office of Veteran Affairs (VA) and both non-profit and private organizations. Read More

4 Ways a Walk-In tub is essential for seniors aging in place
Posted on October 13th, 2015

A walk-in bath offers numerous benefits for anyone suffering from pain, stress, arthritis, and limited mobility. For seniors living in their own home, a walk-in bathtub, shower or combination unit can be an essential item for aging in place. There are four important ways a walk-in bathtub facilitates aging place. Read More

Staying Fit Despite Limited Mobility
Posted on September 25th, 2015

Even with limited mobility, you can still be active and stay fit while enjoying a variety of exercise options. Regular physical activity offers numerous health benefits plus it can be fun and even social. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), "Being physically active can also help you stay strong and fit enough to keep doing the things you like to do as you get older." Read More

DIY Healthy Relaxing Bath Additives
Posted on September 22nd, 2015

A bath can be so much more than just a method for keeping clean. For centuries, bathing has been used to soothe sore muscles, relieve tension and luxuriate in aromas released by various additives. Look to your pantry for natural ingredients to create easy, affordable and healthy DIY bath additives that can be used in handicapped bathtubs or even your jetted tub. Read More

Exercises to Improve Stability and Balance
Posted on September 16th, 2015

A fall at any age can result in serious injuries that take time to heal. For seniors, injuries resulting from a fall can have significant impact on daily life. Balance and stability are essential for avoiding falls. Balance exercises are beneficial for any age as they help improve stability as well as confidence. Seniors who actively engage in balance exercises help reduce their risk for falls, while helping to maintain their health and independence. Read More