Posts from April, 2014

When Is the Right Time to Call 9-1-1?

The 9-1-1 Emergency Communications System has been continually evolving in order to further suit its users’ needs. In Lewiston and Auburn in Maine, the technology has been developed to allow citizens to send text messages and images to the authorities through 9-1-1. However, many senior citizens are still quite reluctant about alerting the system whenever… Read More…

Getting Rid of Telemarketers

Getting rid of annoying telemarketers is more than just for a person’s convenience at home; doing so also helps you avoid falling victim to marketing and financial schemes pulled by various advantage-takers, and this is especially very important for senior citizens. Many people sign up for the National Do Not Call Registry in order to… Read More…

Gotcha Alive for Senior Citizen Bathroom Safety

Gotcha Alive is an accessibility and safety device best suited for the needs of many senior citizens. This device helps an older adult to remain safe and avoid falling accidents especially when in the bathroom. Given the statistics and knowing how many senior citizens are in a critical condition everyday due to falling or slipping,… Read More…

Senior Citizen Website Dos and Don’ts

If you’re establishing a website with senior citizens as your targeted viewers, there are a couple of things that you should keep in mind to ensure that your website would serve its purpose and efficiently provide the services that it is made to provide: Don’t make the application seem too complicated for the person –… Read More…

Tips for Traveling with Seniors

When traveling, it is not unusual for many senior citizens to encounter difficulties. Fortunately, there are numerous things that can be done to make the experience less of a hassle and more enjoyable. Determine the factors that can affect the quality of your trips, such as any health complications, the weather, physical limitations, etc. Avoid… Read More…

Video Games Can Help Seniors Overcome Depression

When you think of video games, you automatically think of teenagers and their endless desire to play 24/7 and have the latest games. However, did you ever think that, at the other end of the spectrum, seniors would want to play them too, and moreover, benefit from the activity. Through a study conducted, it was… Read More…

Safety Tips for Seniors

According to statistics, fear of crime can cause seniors to change their habits which can then negatively impact the quality of life they live. Below are tips on how such fear can be reduced. – Keep all the doors locked whenever you are at home. – Equip your home with a peephole and don’t let… Read More…

Securing a Safe and Comfortable Home for Senior Citizens

Securing a safe and comfortable home for senior citizens should be an easy enough job with the following tips: Make sure the stairways, hallways and any paths are suitable for the use of an elderly to prevent the occurrence of falling accidents. Provide sufficient lighting and other assistive devices in places that the elderly commonly… Read More…

Precautions for Driving Safely with a Senior Citizen

Drivers should always be very careful when driving a vehicle, whether alone or with a passenger. Accidents cannot be completely avoided, but driving very carefully can minimize the risks of crashing with another car or anything else. This is especially true if you have a senior citizen, person with disabilities, or baby with you. Here… Read More…