Posts from July, 2014

Slip and Fall Prevention Tips

Slip and fall accidents can lead to more consequential conditions, such as a fracture. Avoid this risk by observing various safety measures: Minimize the risk by improving your home — de-clutter, install proper lighting and assistive devices, and keep the floors flat and clear of any obstruction. Improve your strength and balance through proper exercise…. Read More…

Tips on How to Help Senior Citizen Parents Downsize

Moving to a smaller home can be both overwhelming and emotional. One of the dilemmas that senior citizen parents have to deal with is figuring out what to keep and what to leave with other family members. –          Help your parents make a list of all the things they wish to keep, give away or… Read More…

Several Scams Target Senior Citizens

The Grandparent Scam, which comes in the form of a phone call, is targeting many senior citizens and people with disabilities in the four-state area. According to West Virginia Attorney General, scammers will randomly dial peoples’ number until they are able to speak to a senior citizen. To avoid being scammed, elderly people must stay… Read More…

Home Safety Tips While You Are on Vacation

Are you planning your next family vacation this summer? The Gloucester Township Police Department is offering some home safety tips for people who will be gone for a summer vacation. –          Don’t broadcast your vacation plans on the Internet. –          Set up timers on lights inside your home to make it appear as if someone… Read More…

Home Safety Checklist for the Elderly

The office for Home Instead Senior Care is offering a free home safety checklist for senior citizens. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost 20 million seniors visit hospitals each year due to injuries sustained in their own homes. But then according to a recent survey, these home accidents can be avoided…. Read More…

Caring for Senior Citizens

June is National Safety Month and it is also during this time that national safety council is stressing out the importance of ensuring the safety of our elderly loved ones. Things have changed as our elderly loved ones have gotten older. Their needs and limits have changed as well which is why we need to… Read More…