The following is a guest post by Max Gottlieb from Senior Planning.
If you’ve ever had a relative who has fallen, then you know just how important it is to avoid falls at any cost.
A fall oftentimes means the beginning of someone’s journey into death. Both of my grandparents, who were otherwise healthy, fell and within three months passed away. My grandfather, recovering from a hospital stay, rolled off of his bed and all the progress of his recovery quickly vanished. Unfortunately, with a fall like this, there is not much you can do to prevent it unless the older person wants to put rails on their bed, similar to a top bunk on a bunk bed. For most people, this is unrealistic. My grandma’s fall, however, could have been prevented.
Continue reading How to Fall-Proof a Home in Five Easy Steps
The glamor of air travel – its aspirational meaning in the public imagination – disappeared before its luxury did, dissipating as flying gradually became commonplace. -Virginia Postrel
Anyone who has flown before knows just how stressful it can be.
While there is no cure yet for avoiding flight delays, screaming babies, and long security lines, there are ways to make air travel a little bit more bearable. And no, it doesn’t have to require the purchase of $11 bottom shelf whiskey three times per flight. (Although you can’t deny that it works for some).
Being as familiar with tedious and cramped airplane travel as I am, the following is my insider’s guide to surviving your flight.
Continue reading How to Endure a Long Flight Without Going Crazy