Posts from January, 2015

Guide to Home Safety for Seniors

There is a long list of home safety measures that should be observed by senior citizens and their caregivers in order to secure the former’s safety in the house. Without proper guidance, in terms of the enforcement of these measures, they can easily turn a living establishment into a less elderly-friendly environment. To help seniors… Read More…

Ensuring Home Safety

Now that winter season has finally arrived, it is time that we all consider home safety. According to the CDC, unintentional injuries such as falls, slips and trips are the leading causes of death for elderly people. As a matter of fact, fall is the major cause of brain injury at home. Here are some… Read More…

Home Safety Check for Seniors’ Safety

The fire department of Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service has launched “Home Safety Check” program for senior citizens in the county to help keep them safe during fire emergencies. Initial results of the free safety evaluations revealed that more than 90 percent of smoke alarms checked during recent home visits to elderly were found… Read More…

ActiveProtective Takes Senior Safety to a Whole New Level

Dr. Robert Buckman is a trauma surgeon. He is also the Chief Technology Officer for ActiveProtective, which is in the process of developing a wearable airbag that protects senior citizens from falling accidents. The belt-like apparatus is equipped with 3D motion sensors that detect atypical motion and automatically deploys a slab-like airbag that runs down… Read More…

Safety Measures for the Entire House

In order to secure the well-being of a senior citizen while he or she is at home, it is essential that safety and fall-preventive measures should be observed in all parts of the house and its exterior: Rooms — short, dense pile for carpets, even thresholds and double-sided carpet tape on rugs, open and unobstructed… Read More…

Home Safety for Senior Citizens

There are a number of personal and environment factors that can turn senior citizens into victims of falling accidents. These include muscle weakness, balance problems and home hazards. Fortunately, there are also a number of things that seniors and their caregivers can do in order to prevent these incidences from occurring: Exercise regularly Learn about… Read More…

Caregiver with Gambling Problem Stole From Senior Couple

When we have elderly parents who are unable to care for themselves and need assistance but we also have our own families, jobs and other important things to attend to, being able to care for them is hard and even impossible. That’s when we hire the best caregivers we can find to provide them the… Read More…

Five-step Guide to Fall Prevention

Fall prevention is a serious matter, especially for senior citizens and the people who care for them. Many victims of falling accidents come from the elderly community, which is why it is important that all measures, leading to a safe, fall-proof home and health condition, is properly observed. Here are five of them: Set an… Read More…

How to Slow the Development of Memory Loss

Developing memory loss can be very terrifying for a senior citizen, especially upon realizing that the condition may lead more serious cases such as Alzheimer’s or dementia. In order to slow the development of this condition, one has to regularly exercise his or her brain. Here are some activities that can help improve and maintain… Read More…

Why Seniors Should Engage in Physical Activities

Engaging in physical activities, such as exercise, yoga and sports, has numerous benefits for senior citizens when it comes to health and many other aspects of their lives. It reduces the risk of suffering from diabetes and coronary diseases, improves circulation and balance, and strengthens their immune systems. It also allows them to relax and… Read More…