(1) Check expiration date vs shelf life. Shelf life usually refers to the time line between a medication’s manufacture date and its expiration date. Shelf life can vary with storage – temperature, humidity, light, etc. The expiration date is when the manufacturer guarantees safety and full potency, as some drugs are more stable than others. Check with your pharmacist after the expiration date and he can tell you whether to use it or toss. MORE TO COME.
For over 65 year oldS, homes need to have: (1) zero-step entrances; (2) single-floor living; (3) wide halls and doorways that can accommodate walkers and wheelchairs & particularly in the bathrooms. Most older adults are homeowners & will increase in years to come. Also may need care to stay in their homes and nursing home populations have declined. Other options are: multi-generational houses with in-law apartments & the “village” concept of shared services. Try driverless cars & home-centered technologies. LOTS OF CHANGES AHEAD.
(1) Buy a new doormat. (2) Put a fresh coat of paint or stain on the front door. (3) Hand large attractive address numbers on the house. (4) Ensure that the doorbell and all the locks work. (5) Neatly coil the garden hose and put in an unused planter. (6) Cover up the bare planting areas of imperfect landscaping with fresh mulch. (7) Lay out a few hard games to suggest the fun in your yard, such as bocce balls, etc. and (8) Install a hammock. NOTE MUCH WORK!