Every year, millions of seniors fall at home. The CDC reports that one in four seniors will fall every year, but fewer than half report it to their family or primary care physician. While a fall may seem like a minor problem, especially if they’re able to get back up and carry on, studies show that … [Read more...] about Senior Fall Prevention Checklist
Aging is a natural and unavoidable part of life. As people age and lose some of their independence, the task of caring for their needs often falls to their children or other close family members. Over time, as their physical condition worsens and independence decreases, the burden of care tends to … [Read more...] about A Complete Guide to Caring for an Aging Loved One
If you are a naturally caring, practical, and empathetic person, you might find employment with your Area Agency on Aging a natural fit. Learning how to become a personal care aide in Arkansas can be a great experience for many people, on a paid or voluntary basis. Positions as personal care aids … [Read more...] about How to Become a Personal Care Aide in Arkansas
Being independent is one of the key priorities for most senior citizens. In fact, one UK survey showed that senior citizens are more fearful about losing their independence than any other part of getting older. This is why, at Arkansas Association of Area Agencies on Aging, we like to provide … [Read more...] about How Do I Sign Up for Senior Transportation Services in Arkansas?
Many elderly parents want their independence for as long as possible. But when basic, day-to-day activities start to interfere with their quality of life, they need help to make things easier and more comfortable. And when you help, you could also use family caregiver support to ensure quality care … [Read more...] about Tips for Caring for Elderly Parents at Home