Home is where the heart is, and it’s also where most people wish to stay. Helping seniors and people with disabilities to live in their own home is a core part of our GSIL mission. Here are just a few ways home care can benefit you or your loved one financially, plus a few ways to … Continue reading Home Accessibility Benefits and Tips
Last Friday marked the 10th annual National Fall Prevention Awareness Day, sponsored by the National Council on Aging (NCOA). Every year, the campaign seeks to raise awareness and prevent falls in the older adult population. Injuries Caused by Falls Greatly Affect Seniors Studies by the National Centers for Disease Control show that one out of … Continue reading Helpful Hints to Prevent Falls in the Home
Taking a Holistic Service Approach for Consumer Direction An Integration of Technology and Peer Support Times are changing. With advancements in scientific knowledge and medical technology, seniors and people with disabilities are living longer, healthier, more active lives. With that comes the desire to be independent and in control of their lives. Control is entrenched in … Continue reading Your Care. Your Control.
Do you worry about your loved ones falling? Whether it’s your parents losing their balance or your “invincible” son flying up and down the basement stairs, falls can be extremely dangerous for everyone. When someone falls, it can significantly impact their independence, at least for a period of time. Taking some simple precautions to avoid … Continue reading Preventing Falls: Steps Worth Taking
Lori is a GSIL Caregiver (pictured right), who for over 15 years has been caring for Rosie (pictured left), a woman born with Spinal Muscular Dystrophy, leaving her with mobility in her index fingers only. Take a peek inside Lori’s experience as a GSIL Caregiver. How did you get connected to GSIL? I retired from … Continue reading An Inside Look at the Life of a Caregiver
As a son or daughter, the last thing you want to think about is that your parents are getting older. It can feel like an overwhelming and sensitive issue. You may even feel uneasy about the subject because you are afraid of making your parents feel uncomfortable. But by thinking about how your parents are … Continue reading Finding the Right Care for Your Loved One