Elderly At High Risk of Choking
According to The National Safety Council, choking is the fourth leading cause of unintentional injury deaths in the United States, particularly in the elderly.
Whether due to dry mouth, lax esophageal muscles, or complications from cognitive or motor disorders, choking is a significant hazard. Parentgiving.com
highlights problem foods and how to reduce the risk of choking. The Vital Move Saves Lives
PDF is a printable infographic that shows how to help someone who is choking.
Mental Activities Can Delay Dementia Symptoms
says engaging in stimulating mental activities may delay the symptoms of dementia. In particular, activities such as learning new languages, maintaining social life, reading, and puzzles are the best advice doctors can give to patients regarding the progression of Alzheimer's and dementia symptoms. Our PDF, Activities for Those With Alzheimer's
, provides additional information for caregivers of dementia sufferers.
Spinal Cord Injuries on the Rise in Aging Population
A recently published study
shows there has been a sharp
increase in traumatic spinal cord injuries in people aged 65 and older. According to Medscape
, the rise may be attributed to several factors, including recreational activities as well as everyday balance and cognitive issues. Check out our PDF, Tips for Preventing Falls
, to help protect your aging loved one. For a more thorough primer on making the home safer, consult our Home Safety Checklist
Idaho Coalition Tackles Scams June 20th at Boise State
Idaho Scam Jam Alliance has been holding events throughout Idaho to combat fraud. The 12 member group of nonprofits, advocacy groups, and state agencies has united to help Idahoans learn how to protect themselves from fraud and identity theft. If you would like to attend the conference at Boise State on June 20th, you can register by calling 1-877-926-8300 or completing the AARP invitation form online.
Brenda Critell, President / CEO
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA)®
A native of Boise, Idaho and a 4th generation Idahoan. Brenda founded Assisting Angels Home Care in 2006.
Skip Critell, VP/COO
Director of Operations and Community Liaison for the Treasure Valley
About Assisting Angels Home Care
Serving the state of Idaho, Assisting Angels Home Care, Inc. has been providing personalized care at home with supporting services since 2006. Assisting Angels uses certified personnel for supervision and monitoring of all direct services, has no minimum requirement for hours for accepting clients, and does not charge separately for travel to and from the job location. All employees are bonded and insured. Complete screening and thorough background checks are performed prior to any person having contact with one of our clients or patients. Assisting Angels provides a wide spectrum of personalized in-home care services, including live-in care, general homemaker, personal care, and private duty nursing for all ages.
Visit www.AssistingAngels.biz or call 208.344.7979 (Boise) for more information.