Home Care Winter Safety: Preventing Slips & Falls

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According to the CDC, one out of three people age 65 and older will fall each year leading to 2.5 million emergency department treatments for fall injuries. One in five falling incidents among seniors will cause a serious injury such as a broken bone or head injuries. In fact, falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries among seniors.

No matter the season, falling is always a concern for seniors and their home caregivers.

Home Care Winter Safety: Organizing a Winter Safety Kit

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There’s an old joke about Minnesotans that goes: “Only crazy people would live in a place that requires a survival kit six months out of the year.” Any loyal Minnesotan could dispel this by sharing all the things that make this state great, but there is some truth to this statement. Minnesota winters are brutal and we are all one broken car away from being stranded in the middle of it.

In this third installment of our

Home Care Winter Safety: Preparing for a Winter Storm

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A week after the snow stopped falling, the majority of the east coast is still digging out from one of the largest blizzards in U.S. history. The record-breaking storm dropped as much as three feet of snow in areas throughout the Mid-Atlantic States and left hundreds of thousands of people without power for days. Blizzards like this can leave a winter wonderland in their wake but can also pose a very real danger for home care patients

Best Home Care Winter Safety Tips: Building a Home Care Network

Extreme Caregiving: Keeping the Elderly Safe When the Weather Goes Wild - independent home care

Winter presents a variety of dangers. Frigid air temperatures, slippery roads, and hazardous snowstorms make going outdoors during these months not only dangerous, but life threatening. Every Minnesotan has their way of keeping warm and safe when winter begins to rear its frigid head; but for elderly home care patients, extra steps should be taken to ensure safety this season.

No matter the age of a home care patient, there is always more than one person providing

Best Home Care Launches New White Paper on Becoming Certified Disabled

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Last week, our Minneapolis home care agency released a white paper entitled: “Learn the Different Paths to Becoming Certified Disabled in the State of Minnesota”. This white paper is the result of an overwhelming demand from personal care assistants and home care clients seeking credible guidance on the process of certifying a disability. Over the past couple years, this has grown into a major topic in the home health care industry as individuals search for ways to