Trying to beat the heat?

Cool Zones are places where senior citizens and people with special needs can comfortably escape mid-day summer heat and reduce their air-conditioning use, which helps save on energy costs. Cool Zones are established by the County of San Diego Aging and Independence Services (AIS) and this year are open to the public from May 4 to October 31, 2017. There are …

Seniors and Self Neglect

Our Care Advocacy program often runs into cases of seniors and self neglect. The sad thing is that we are not typically the first people to spot it. Indeed, many neighbors, landlords, and service providers are often aware that the senior is in distress, but just don’t know what to do. Here’s the link to Adult Protective Services and information …

Should Your Parents Still be Driving?

As our parents get older, they gradually become more limited in what they are physically and mentally equipped to do—and in some cases, those limitations may include driving. A time may come when it is simply not safe for your elderly mom or dad to be behind the wheel, and it may fall to you to have a delicate conversation …

Foundation for Senior Care and North County Fire Protection District To Attend National Training Conference

The Foundation for Senior Care has received a scholarship to attend an important national training conference, focused on aging-in-place safety for older individuals. Fallbrook, Calif. (PRWEB) November 21, 2016 As we get older, most of us would prefer to remain active and independent, staying in our homes rather than moving into assisted living. The problem with this is that there …

Home Safety and Alzheimer’s

The onset of Alzheimer’s can bring a number of concerns—including practical concerns over safety. While individuals with Alzheimer’s can certainly remain in their home, certain precautions need to be taken to keep the home safe and secure. How exactly does dementia impact safety? There are several possibilities, just depending on the stage of the dementia: Dementia can impact judgment—i.e., forgetting …