Posts from November, 2013

Habitat for Humanity Helping Veterans in Need of Home Repairs

Times can be hard on senior citizens, particularly since they no longer work to receive a steady income. As a result, whatever money they receive or have left, from pensions or savings, is allocated to pay for basic necessities and healthcare costs. They then have to set aside other expenses like home improvement and repair…. Read More…

The Importance of Knowing Your Environment

Being aware of the potential risks in your home’s area can save you from a lot of trouble in the future. This awareness becomes even more important for senior citizens who sometimes have difficulty protecting themselves in times of danger or when they encounter certain accidents. When you are well-informed about the possible man-made and… Read More…

Community Senior Assistance Efforts

Nowadays, seniors do not only have to worry about all the health-related risks that accompany aging. As if these concerns are not enough, now they also have to be extra careful not to end up dealing with scammers who prey on the helpless elderly. For this reason, it is very important for all communities to… Read More…

Smoke Detectors in a Senior’s Home

Many senior citizens underestimate the importance of having functional fire alarms and smoke detectors in their homes. These devices may not be able to carry you out of your house when a fire occurs, but they will allow you to realize its presence sooner, giving you more time to escape the building before the fire… Read More…

Firefighters Volunteer to Create a Wheelchair Ramp for Veteran

On November 7, several trucks gathered around Jerry and Neita White’s home in Clark County, Las Vegas. Jerry White is an 83-year-old World War II veteran who suffered from several emergency surgeries and strokes in the last couple of years. He spent over 20 years working at the Nevada Test Site and has encountered a… Read More…

The Real Deal about Stair Lifts and How it Changes Lives

Although getting a stair lift can be expensive, the convenience it provides to the owner surpasses every cent spent for one. Stair lifts are usually electrically powered, although there are some models that have battery backups which are ideal for power outages. This machine is a great benefit for people with disabilities, the elderly, and… Read More…

Paralyzed Brothers Recovered and Now Certified Mentors

Two brothers living at Sturgeon Bay have undergone two separate accidents that caused them paralysis. The older one, Eric Murrock, 29 years old, suffered spinal injuries after diving from a boat into very shallow water last July 3, 2010. His younger brother, Brian, 26, suffered from a motocross accident a little over a year after,… Read More…

Senior Home Safety Problems

Seniors might have a hard time even when they are just staying at home. The condition of their bodies might make it hard for them to do the things that we take for granted. Because of this deficit, is important that safety issues with seniors should be addressed. There are plenty of things that can… Read More…

Home Modifications for Senior Citizens

Senior citizens may require specific features in their homes that will enable them to perform their daily activities and chores. As they grow older, their bodies become less capable of doing tasks that they used to be able to perform so easily, which is why certain home modifications that specifically address their needs have to… Read More…

Scam Detection for Seniors

The best way to dodge a scam is by teaching yourself to identify one – this is one skill that every senior citizen should learn to develop. Con artists are becoming more and more inventive when it comes to the schemes that they pull, and there’s no particular easy way to avoid them, especially nowadays when… Read More…