Living at Home, Alone, at 90

When a person over the age of 65 falls, they are more likely to suffer moderate to severe injuries, such as hip fractures and head traumas. According to the Centers for Disease Control, falls also increase the risk of early death. Fortunately, this public health problem is largely preventable.

Sleep Problems Increase With Age

It’s very common for people to sleep less as they age. Changes to our sleep patterns are a normal part of the aging process. As people get older, they have a harder time falling asleep and staying asleep than they did when they were younger. Despite what many people assume,... [Details]

Do You Need a Pneumonia Shot?

People of all ages can become sick with pneumonia. It is not uncommon to see many cases of pneumonia in the winter months. Unfortunately, the elderly who acquire pneumonia do not always fare as well as younger adults do. Complications from pneumonia in older adults are not uncommon, and over... [Details]

Quality Home Services are Key to Independent Living

Home is where we want to stay, and with quality support and planning it is possible for seniors to enjoy the comfort and independence of their own home. Home care organizations like Embracing Age in DeWitt are committed to ensuring that the twilight years are spent at home in a... [Details]

GoSafe with GoSafe

Lifeline GoSafe user, Kathryn McNulty, had fallen twice in the past. Each time, her husband Frank was home and she was able to call to him for help. Although Frank was not able to lift her, he was able to contact emergency services to get her back on her feet.... [Details]

Proactive Steps Lead to Safe Steps

Taking a tumble can drastically change a life, threaten independence, and in some cases result in fatal injury. According to Marty Pond, MS, RN-BC-Gerontology with St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries among people who are 65 and older, especially those with... [Details]

Home Safe with HomeSafe

“I cried.” That’s how Vicki Dupre describes her reaction to her mother’s new HomeSafe Wireless Alert System. “I’m a nurse and I cried when the technician went into the bathroom and shut the door to test the unit,” she explains. “The person at the response center could hear him, even... [Details]

Medication Errors on the Rise

Taking medication sounds simple. Open the bottles. Take out the appropriate pills. Put the pills in your mouth. Wash them down. You’re done. But as you age, medications become increasingly complex and confusing. You may forget to take them or miss a dose. The consequences of medication errors can be... [Details]

Medical Alert System Allows Seniors to Stay at Home Longer

Imagine falling in your home, not being able to get up, and not knowing when someone will find you. Falls happen to one out of three adults age 65 and older each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control. In fact, falls are the leading cause of injury-related death... [Details]

Active Seniors Benefit from Personal Support for Better Living

A strong love of the arts – specifically theater – has carried through much of David Feldman’s life. The Syracuse man was once an Artistic Director and Producer at Armory Square Playhouse and Contemporary Theatre of Syracuse; his plays have been produced throughout the country. He is a professor emeritus... [Details]