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Archive for October 2015

Medication Safety for Seniors

             Older adults (65 years or older) are twice as likely as others to come to emergency departments for adverse drug events The issue of medication management  can easily become overwhelming when using multiple medications at different times of the day . Improper use of medications causes 18 million emergency room visits per year.…

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Managing Wandering in NYC Seniors with Alzheimer’s

                                                  Wandering is a major source of worry for Alzheimer’s caregivers. If your loved one with Alzheimer’s disease leaves their  home or becomes lost in a big place such as NYC, they are in serious danger. Because they cannot always ask for help or reason clearly, a senior with dementia can quickly put themselves in a…

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Fire Prevention Tips for NYC Seniors

                                                 It’s Fire Prevention Week, when the FDNY will be visiting area school classrooms to educate children about fire safety and prevention.Seniors throughout the five boroughs can use fire prevention lessons, too. Adults over the age of 65 are more likely to die or be injured in a home fire than people in any other…

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