Vulnerable Adults

Understanding Hoarding in Seniors

Understanding Hoarding in Seniors
At Sound Options, we are always discussing the spaces we live in and how it impacts seniors’ lifestyles, safety, comfort, and even how they age. One of the most tragic issues concerning a living space... read more
Published on June 1, 2017.

The Risk of Falls and How to Avoid Them

The Risk of Falls and How to Avoid Them
Reducing Fall Risks When we think of home safety for those aging in place, one of the biggest risks that must be addressed is the risk of falls. A fractured bone or other injury can dramatically... read more
Published on September 4, 2016.

Preparedness for Seniors: National Preparedness Month

Preparedness for Seniors: National Preparedness Month
National Preparedness Month 2016 September is National Preparedness Month (NPM). NPM is managed and sponsored by FEMA's Ready Campaign which aims to educate and empower Americans during NPM and throughout the year. The goal is to prepare... read more
Published on September 1, 2016.

Top 5 Friday: Fall Prevention

Top 5 Friday: Fall Prevention
It is Top 5 Friday! Every month, we share the top 5 online resources you need to know about when tackling a particular topic in elder care. As part of Sound Option’s September topic... read more
Published on January 22, 2016.

Symptoms Not To Ignore

Symptoms Not To Ignore
Let's face it, as the body ages, certain things just don't work like they used. You're not quite as energetic, you can't walk as far, or maybe you even have trouble remembering certain things.... read more
Published on September 30, 2015.

Dementia's Impact on Fall Risks

Dementia's Impact on Fall Risks
Today kicks off the fall season, and it is also Fall Prevention Awareness day. The National Council on Aging has many resources to help adults build a foundation for longevity and prevent falls. Currently, 1... read more
Published on September 24, 2015.

Vulnerable Adults: Protecting and Advocating for Seniors

Vulnerable Adults: Protecting and Advocating for Seniors
The world that we live in feels increasingly complex. We turn on the news and hear of database breaches, credit card fraud, online scams, and identity theft. With each new technology comes new vulnerabilities.... read more
Published on September 18, 2015.

Fear Itself: Tackling What We Fear Most About Aging

Fear Itself: Tackling What We Fear Most About Aging
In his 1933 inaugural address, Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered these famous words to generations of Americans steeped in the depression, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself-nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which... read more
Published on July 6, 2015.

Turning to Care When There is No Cure

Turning to Care When There is No Cure
In the healthcare world, so much of the drive of successful outcomes centers on curing. In fact, we’ve come to expect a cure for just about everything, but the reality is that we live... read more
Published on May 11, 2015.

The Key to Talking About Keys: Insights for Having "the Driving Conversation" with Aging Parents

The Key to Talking About Keys: Insights for Having "the Driving Conversation" with Aging Parents
The Sacred by Stephen Dunn After the teacher asked if anyone has      a sacred place and the students fidgeted and shrank   in their chairs, the most serious of them all      said it was his car, being in it alone,... read more
Published on March 30, 2015.

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