Friday, April 29, 2016

Are you setting yourself up for a fall?

Have you ever tripped down the stairs? Slipped on a rug? It may seem silly, but falls are nothing to take lightly. Here are tips to fall-proof your home: 
1. Keep electrical cords out of walking paths. 
2. Securely fasten carpet, rugs and carpet runners to the floor.
3. Keep walkways and stairways free of clutter. 
4. Use nonslip mats in the bathtub or shower.

Friday, April 22, 2016

7 Tips for Driver Safety

Older drivers: 7 tips for driver safety

Driving can sometimes be challenging for older adults. Follow these safety tips for older drivers, from taking good care of yourself to planning ahead and updating your skills.
Driver safety requires more than understanding road signs and traffic laws. As you get older, you'll likely notice physical changes that can make certain actions — such as turning your head to look for oncoming traffic or braking safely — more challenging. Still, older drivers can remain safe on the road. Consider seven tips for older drivers.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Eating Well As You Age

For older adults, the benefits of adopting a healthy diet include increased mental acuteness, resistance to illness and disease, higher energy levels, faster recuperation times, and better management of chronic health problems. As we age, eating well can also be the key to a positive outlook and staying emotionally balanced. But healthy eating doesn’t have to be about dieting and sacrifice. Whatever your age, eating well should be all about fresh, tasty food, creativity in the kitchen, and eating with friends and family.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Celebrate WOC Nurse’s Week 2016!

Here at HDIS, we greatly appreciate the role medical professionals can play to help improve the quality of life for our customers, friends and family.

This week is “WOC Nurse Week”.  Wound, ostomy and continence (WOC) nurse specialists have completed dedicated WOC education — beyond basic nursing education — with hands-on clinical training and have become certified by the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board (WOCNCB®).

These specialty nurses play important, versatile roles in facilitating and enhancing care for patients suffering from non-healing wounds, ostomies and urinary and fecal incontinence that require both acute and rehabilitative care.

To learn more about WOC Nurse Week 2016, watch this short youtube video: 

If you are a WOC Nurse or Medical Professional, be sure to visit and sign up to receive Free Sample Packs, educational tools and other helpful items for your patients.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Seven Safety Tips for Senior Travelers

You don't have to stop traveling just because you're getting older. If anything, it's when you are older that travel means more; a lifetime of knowledge allows you to fully appreciate the new experiences you're having. And, if not for travel, what did you work so hard for all those years?

But being older does often mean that you can't travel the way you used to. We're not talking about upgrading from a hostel to a proper hotel. What we're referring to are physical limitations you might need to work around, as well as the fact that as an older individual you've suddenly become numero uno on a thief's hit list.

Fortunately, there are steps you can take to protect yourself and your belongings. reached out to two experts on boomer and senior travel for advice on what older travelers can do to stay safe away from home.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Meeting Your Nutritional Needs As You Age

From healthy fats to fiber, aging bodies need certain foods to promote good health. Get tips for eating well and adapting your diet as you get older.