Posts from September, 2013

Home Safety Tasks for Seniors

Home maintenance can contribute a lot to your safety, particularly if you’re a senior citizen. Regularly updating the security devices installed in your home and maintaining the general cleanliness and orderliness can discourage the occurrence of any threats. Here are some home maintenance tasks that an elderly must observe: check your supplies in the medicine… Read More…

5 Common Home Injuries

Every year, 18,000 people in the U.S. die because of some injuries that occurred at home. Seniors are also at risk of these injuries. To avoid accidents from happening, you need to know the top cause of home injury deaths. Falls are the leading cause of injury death in many homes. Second is poisoning, claiming… Read More…

Senior Citizen Abuse Growing Concern

More and more senior citizens are falling victim to various scams and violence pulled by con artists. These phenomena have been quite rampant in some parts of Pennsylvania that they have caught the attention of various authorities. Sen. Judy Schwank and top prosecutors from Berks County express their concern regarding the rising number of senior… Read More…

Innovation by MIT Researchers Promote Age Empathy

The senior citizen population – people aged 65 and older – is continually rising and apparently commercial institutions are faced with the dilemma of providing better, more empathetic services and products for the said age group. Agnes or Age Gain Now Empathy System is an age-empathy suit designed by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)… Read More…

September 22 – National Falls Prevention Awareness Day

“People don’t realize how dangerous their environments really are until they fall. In one second, your life – and your level of independence ? can change,” says Joan Bieganek, COTA, of North Central Medical Supply. In observance of the sixth annual National Falls Prevention Awareness Day on 22nd September, Bieganek together with Gwen Marshall, OTR/L, offer tips for… Read More…

Prevent Falls in Your Home This Coming Winter

Medical director Dr. Judith Black, M.D. offers tips on how homeowners and caregivers can protect their elderly loved ones from falling accidents inside the house, especially this coming winter. She suggests that throw rugs should be avoided or properly taped down on the ground to prevent seniors from slipping on them. Also, sufficient lighting should… Read More…

Celebrating National Falls Prevention Awareness Day

In relation to the 6th annual National Falls Prevention Awareness Day which will be observed on the 22nd day of September, the experts at the Occupational Therapy Department at Mille Lacs Health System offer homeowners some tips on how they can prevent the occurrence of falls in their homes, particularly when they are concerned about senior… Read More…

Preventing Senior Citizen Falls

Falling is the most common form of domestic accident that occurs to senior citizens. Various elements in the house can result to this event, particularly ifthe homeowner is not conscious about observing orderliness and organization inside the property. Floor clutter and dim-lighted areas are only two of the many factors that can lead to falls…. Read More…

Caregiver Tips Sharing Program

Caregivers need a lot of guidance when it comes to caring for their elderly loved ones who are suffering from chronic complications. The best way to address this is by allowing more experienced individuals to share their experiences regarding the matter. AlertID is a program held to help families cope with struggles related to health… Read More…

Prevent Future Back Complications

Due to lack of proper exercise, most senior citizens end up with back pains, which can be extremely uncomfortable. In order to prevent this complication from happening to you or your elderly loved one, back muscles must be honed through regular and proper exercise. Because older adults are more likely to find it difficult performing… Read More…