Category Archives: Safety

3 Aging Decisions to Make Before Someone Does for You

Senior woman at the steering wheel of a car

Even if we need to give things up, we can still decide when and how. [Photo credit: Adobe Stock]

By Debbie Reslock for Next Avenue

Sometimes, growing older feels like one loss after another. No longer being able to drive or stay in our own home is difficult to accept. If we feel we are forced into those decisions, it can be harder still.

Yet when we put off making the decisions READ MORE

What to do when being the caregiver is not an option

Not everyone has the resources and stamina to take on the role, and it’s OK

By Phyllis Quinlan for Next Avenue

Caregiving-1-web

Credit: Thinkstock

There are 66 million unpaid adult family caregivers in America — 29 percent of the adult U.S. population — providing care to someone who is ill, disabled or aged, according to the National Alliance for Caregiving READ MORE

5 ways to make sure your parents are safe in bad weather

You can’t control Mother Nature, but certain precautions are important

By Jasmine Dyoco for Next Avenue

BadWeather-web

Lately, it seems our headlines have been filled with stories about Mother Nature wreaking havoc on our surroundings. From horrible flooding to fast-spreading wildfires to monster hurricanes, weather and the damage it causes is putting human lives READ MORE

Safety comes first

Photo of a tornado.

We are in the middle of summer storm season in Kansas and Missouri, and the tornado outbreak in late April is a very real reminder that we need to be prepared for bad weather. Missouri and northeast Kansas communities have already experienced READ MORE