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  • Safety Hazards in the Home for the Elderly We know that our elderly loved ones want to maintain their independence and continue living in their own homes for as long as possible. Here at Griswold, we believe every senior deserves to live in an environment where they feel safe and secure. A few simple adjustments can ... Continue Reading
  • How to Keep Elderly Warm: Feeling Cold in Hot Weather It may seem peculiar to see the elderly feeling cold in hot weather but it’s that unusual. But why are elderly always cold? In this post, we will take a look at why the elderly are cold all the time and ways to keep them warm. Why Are Older People Always Cold? Why do old ... Continue Reading
  • Cooking Safety Tips for Seniors You have almost certainly heard the phrase “the kitchen is the heart of the home.” It is where the family gathers, where you often share meals, and where you spend a significant amount of time making three meals daily. As we grow older, though, the kitchen can become a ... Continue Reading
  • Senior Hoarding Syndrome: Understanding Hoarding in Older Adults Hoarding is a difficult situation that affects around 4% of the population - although recent research suggests that the number is rising and is closer to 6% overall. Hoarding has a disproportionately negative effect on the elderly population, particularly impacting mobility ... Continue Reading
  • Standard Bathroom Grab Bar Heights The bathroom can be a dangerous place where seniors are prone to slips and falls. Adding grab bars inside the shower, along the bathtub, and beside the toilet area can keep the area safe for your loved one. But where should toilet grab bars be placed? What is the standard ... Continue Reading
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