Helping Seniors Remain Independent

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If you have older parents and grandparents, then you may be struggling to find the right balance between keeping them safe with the care they need while also preserving their independence.But these two choices need not be in conflict; helping seniors remain both independent and safe is possible.Helping Seniors Remain IndependentHere are some basic steps that you can start taking today to help the seniors you love stay independent and safe:1. Make Modifications to Their HomeMany seniors choose to continue to live in the same home long after their needs have changed because their home has a huge sentimental value. A home is also a symbol of independence and all the person has worked to achieve throughout their life. However, the family home can also be full of hazards.Some basic modifications that you can (and should) make before an elderly loved one hurts themselves at home, include:Improving lighting in potentially hazardous or poorly

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