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On this page, patients and caregivers can find a comprehensive list of Griswold’s resources geared towards making the home a safer place for older adults. The resources found here cover a wide range of topics and take various forms of media including blog posts, webinars, and infographics. We hope this information will help you become better informed about reducing the risk of injuries in for older persons, regardless of their situation.
If your parent is aging and unsteady on his or her feet, or if he or she has Alzheimer’s Disease, Griswold is here to help you address these health concerns and help your loved one stay healthy and independent for as long as possible. Regardless of whether your parent is living at home alone, with a caregiver, or has a physical therapy aide, home safety is certainly a priority.
If you’d like to access quick facts about home safety for elderly loved ones with Alzheimer’s, please take a look at our infographic. If you’d prefer to dig deeper into discovering helpful safety tips and hear first-hand accounts from industry professionals, we highly recommend checking out archived content from our webinar from among the links below. Please feel free to browse through each of our resources to learn more about this important subject and how to keep the older adult in your care safe and healthy in their own home.
Watch Griswold’s August 2013 webinar discussing the emotional aspects of home safety for individuals with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers. Also included is an Alzheimer’s Home Safety Solutions toolkit to help create a safer environment for loved ones.
This infographic offers at-a-glance information on home safety for persons with Alzheimer’s Disease, quotes from real people, helpful tips, and information on how the disease changes the brain and impacts safety.
Read more about the emotional aspects of Alzheimer’s Disease and how home safety fits into the bigger picture. This article also covers Alzheimer’s challenges and common symptoms such as wandering and agnosia – the inability to recognize the use for certain objects.
It’s important for older adults to stay independent. This article discusses physical therapy’s positive impact on preventing falls, as well as special areas of consideration for older individuals, their caretakers and/or physical therapy aides.
Read facts, figures, and statistics about falls in older adults and learn more about the physical and psychological impacts a fall can have on individuals. This article also includes tips and information on preventing falls and offers a checklist of ideas for caregivers to help keep loved ones safe.
Adults over the age of 65 carry more risk factors that may lead to them falling such as change in vision and balance. Learn more about these risk factors and others in this article.
Discover more about fall risk assessment, injury prevention, and more. Griswold is dedicated to helping older adults maintain a high quality of life and health. Learn more about our services here.
Our proprietary screening process allows us to refer professional, experienced and proven caregivers. We focus on understanding what families look for in a non-medical in-home caregiver. The Griswold Golden Rule: We only refer caregivers we would trust in our own homes.Learn More
Before matching you with a carefully screened professional, we use your input to ensure that we refer a caregiver who has attributes which are important to you. Caregivers are referred based upon each client's personality, service needs and desired schedule.Learn More
Our proprietary screening process allows us to refer professional, experienced and proven caregivers. We focus on understanding what families look for in a non-medical in-home caregiver. The Griswold Golden Rule: We only refer caregivers we would trust in our own homes.
Before matching you with a carefully screened professional, we use your input to ensure that we refer a caregiver who has attributes which are important to you. Caregivers are referred based upon each client's personality, service needs and desired schedule.
Peace of mind, sense of security, understanding that this is the right way to do things. Knowing that someone is here, like the caregivers referred by Griswold, have given my life back...
Right now, the people that Griswold has referred to my dad, I have no qualms whatsoever. If I have to leave for a day or I can’t see him for a day, or whatever, I never worry...
And it really worked out fine. I’ve liked her from day one. And we’ve gotten along very well...
What we liked about Griswold was the flexibility that they provide. They're very respectful of our conditions. The caregivers they refer help where we need them...
I was thinking, "I don’t know whether I'm going to like somebody else in the house," and just the things she told me about Gertrude. She said, "Oh, I have just the lady for you...
My son, probably the easy way out for him would be to put me in a nursing home or something. Then he'd know that I’d be . . . Get the care that I need but I’d lose my independence and I’d lose a place that I worked hard for all my life...