Author Archives: Pat Tarantino

Street Safety for Seniors

New York City’s walkability and public transit networks are two major factors that make it an incredible location for those who wish to age-in-place. While the city’s density of hospitals, community centers, and groceries make staying engaged in the community easier than more car-dependent locales, traffic accidents still present a… read more

Are ‘Granny Cams’ Legal in New York?

Whether you are beginning in-home health care or moving into a senior residence, concerns around safety are incredibly common, especially for families who are new to these types of living arrangements. Long-term care relationships depend on trust, but some families appreciate the additional peace of mind provided by installing discrete… read more

Winter Skin Care for Older Adults

As we age, our bodies naturally undergo significant changes that alter how we sense and interact with the world around us. While changes to our skin are often looked at as an aesthetic concern, the body’s skin plays a critical role in protecting us from germs and infection. This is… read more

Safe Apartment Storage for Seniors

For many older adults, remaining in a long-time home or apartment is a key part of their ideal aging plan. Familiar settings can provide a sense of security while also providing practical benefits like longstanding ties to neighbors in their community and familiarity with local businesses. While it’s often beneficial… read more

Hearing Loss Among Older Adults

As we age, our bodies undergo natural changes that can impact how we interact with the world around us. Age-related hearing loss, known as presbycusis, is a gradual loss of hearing that limits a person’s ability to hear noises, especially those of a higher pitch.  While this challenge is quite… read more

A Guide to Canes and Walker Selection and Use

For older adults, the ability to safely travel within their community is a key element of maintaining long-term independence, allowing individuals to consistently and safely attend medical appointments, run errands, and stay socially engaged. While New York City is home to numerous transportation options that cater to individuals using wheelchairs,… read more