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Pain Awareness

medication, pain, prescriptions, seniors, elderly

Many senior citizens fail to report pain to a doctor because of a common misconception that pain is a natural part of aging. However, pain is a signal that something is wrong in the body and should be taken seriously. The number of adults experiencing chronic pain has been on…

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How to Dispose of Unused Medication

If you have leftover or unused medications, you must dispose of them safely. The advice for many years was simply to flush away old prescriptions. But experts no longer think it wise to flush medications down the toilet or put them in household trash. It’s also unwise to leave unneeded…

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Are You Taking Too Much Medication?

Correct use of medication is a common concern in elder care. Many seniors receive prescriptions from multiple doctors, and often there is no one monitoring the big picture. A 2013 study from the Mayo Clinic found that seven of ten Americans take at least one prescription. That number increases for…

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Using Technology to Age in Place

Though many seniors are technology savvy, many may be skeptical about the latest devices. But when a senior wants to age in place instead of leaving home, technology can be a lifesaver. Here are some technology options and products designed to help seniors. Engage with Others Technology offers many options…

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