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  • "Ask a Nurse"Falls in the Home

    Hello I am writing this so that we have clear advise and or guidelines about what we need to know to tell my 80 year old Mom who lives alone, what she should do in the event of a fall. Nancy Dear Nancy, Thank you for your question and it is one that is of course is a concern to families who have an ...
  • Making Your Home Senior Friendly

    It is a known fact that seniors are more prone to falling and hurting themselves. As we grow older, our sense of balance becomes diminished and the stability of our stature is often weaker. Many falls happen right inside our own homes! The bathroom is the most common place where falls occur. Make ...
  • Snow Shoveling

    by: Andrea Nathanson, R.N. It is that time of season again when we are confronted with snow shoveling. Please keep in mind the following before engaging in any shoveling if you are over 50 years old or if you have any health conditions that could be affected by snow shoveling. Snow shoveling puts a ...
  • Safety Devices

    Qualicare Family Homecare recognizes the struggles many elderly people have with living independently at home. We hear too often about seniors falling down, or having a severe accident in the home. Please find below a list of things you can do improve the safety of your home with some ideal ...
  • Bed Bugs - What Should You Know

    What are bed bugs? Bed bugs are insects that, as adults, have oval-shaped bodies with no wings. Prior to feeding, they are about 1/4 inch long and flat as paper. After feeding, they turn dark red and become bloated. Eggs are whitish, pear-shaped and about the size of a pinhead. Clusters of 10-50 ...
  • Safety Tips

    Home Security Ensure your house number is clearly visible. Never tell anyone that you are at home alone for example trades or delivery people. Trim trees and bushes to allow a clear view of your home (this will remove hiding places for possible offenders). Don't leave keys in obvious places, such as ...