Alcohol abuse can put the elderly at risk for internal bleeding, heart problems and difficulties in breathing. Alcohol-related illnesses are a major cause of premature death. Among persons older than 65, moderate and heavy drinkers are 16 times more likely than nondrinkers to die of suicide. Less than half of alcoholics over 65 are diagnosed, […]
National Institute on Aging Fall-Proofing Your Home Prevent Falls and Fractures Exercises Osteoporosis Centers for Disease Control and Prevention STEADI – Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths & Injuries Important Facts About Falls What YOU Can Do to Prevent Falls Stay Independent: Prevent Falls National Council on Aging This information is shared with permission of the National […]
Many seniors who fall end up with broken bones. The cause of the broken bone is often osteoporosis an age-related condition where bones lose their density or thickness, as well as their strength.
Although most retired people are not as busy as they used to be, many report that they get very tired during the day, yet have trouble falling asleep at night. The inability to sleep is one of the most common complaints that older adults report to their treating physicians. Seniors who do not get enough […]
Anyone who cannot drive and has a disability that makes reliance on public transportation difficult may be eligible for assistance from Access Paratransit. To apply, you must call 800-827-0829 (and then Press 1). You will be asked a few basic questions including, What places do you usually travel and how often? If your answers show […]