Resources on Caring for Your Senior (01)

Safe Driving for Seniors: Stats and More
This site by the Loyola University Health System states that the number of fatal crashes in which older drivers are involved is increasing, reported the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: In 1988-98, the number of people aged 65 and older grew 14 percent. Every state but the District of Columbia showed an increase. But 23 of the states showed increases in elderly involvement in fatal crashes higher than the 14 percent increase in population. It also features information on safety tips for older drivers and how to approach a senior citizen driver if they need help with driving or transportation.

Get the News that Chiropractors Rely on at provides visitors to the site with news stories geared to practicing chiropractors, chiropractic students, and patients alike. Students and prospective students can find information about schools offering this type of training and look for jobs. Patients can find out what chiropractic is, how to find a local chiropractor, and what they can expect the first time they visit a practitioner. Do you have a question about chiropractic care? Visit the "Ask a Doctor of Chiropractic" to ask your question or check out answers to previously-asked ones. Visitors to the site can also sign up for the free newsletter offered.

Elder Caregiving Support: Alzheimer’s Disease
Alzheimer’s disease involves specific care, and there is a great way for caregivers to get tips and information for caring for an elder with Alzheimer’s disease. It includes a link to a live support group and a message board, so you can connect with other elder caregivers. Topics include: adult daycare, caregiving issues, coping with Alzheimer’s, communication, depression, travel, sleeping, nutrition and eating, wandering, doctor visits, medicines and more. If someone you love has Alzheimer’s, you’re not alone in caring for that person. There are support groups and resources to help you provide the best care possible for your elder.

Traveling with Seniors
Are you taking a trip with a senior citizen? Here are some tips to ensure that you have an enjoyable and safe time. An important note is that oxygen canisters can be obtained at the airport. As a safety precaution, your own oxygen canisters will not be allowed onboard the plane. Some health conditions are limited by travel. Airlines restrict travel for people who have had a stroke within the last three days or those who have had a grand mal seizure in the past twenty-four hours, the article states. Includes plenty of useful tips for traveling with the elderly to ensure safety and an enjoyable experience.

Elderly Citizen Resources: From Finances to Fitness
Whether you want to learn about Alzheimer’s disease care facilities or you want to choose an assisted living facility for elders, or even plan estate taxes, this website has some useful articles on a variety of elderly-related topics. Perfect for adult caregivers of seniors and elder citizens, these articles are packed with valuable information on geriatric care managers, financial assistance for senior citizens, elderly medical issues, maximizing insurance reimbursements and understanding Medicare.

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