Posts from June, 2015

How to Prevent Staircase-related Accidents Among Senior Citizens

Falling accidents are very common among the elderly, and many of these happen while they use the stairs. Most stairs are not exactly senior-friendly, and without the proper safety measures, they turn into more serious hazards. Help your elderly loved one secure the safety of the stairs in his home by ensuring that the latter… Read More…

Home Safety Tips for Summer

Warm weather is all about enjoying the great outdoors with activities such as hiking, biking, grilling and boating. But even when you are just staying at home with your friends and family, you shouldn’t forget the importance of outdoor summer safety. Below are some tips that will help you deal with the dangers of warm… Read More…

Home Safety Tips When on Vacation

Vacations, whether out of town or country, are one of the most exciting things that we look forward to during summer. But before you pack your bags and head to your destination, make sure you have properly secured your home to avoid awful surprises when you come back. Below are some tips on how to… Read More…

Creating a Safe Home for Senior Citizens

Being able to continue living independently is what many senior citizens would want. However, they are often hindered by age-related diseases, such as arthritis, and the inappropriateness of their living conditions at home. There are also many items in their homes that we may never thought could make life difficult for seniors and this may… Read More…

How Scam Artists Go About Tricking the Elderly

Scams against the elderly come in a variety of shapes and forms — over the telephone, at the door, or through technology. Many of them would even play on an person’s emotions. Scam artists usually start by asking for seemingly harmless personal information. Once their victims have given their trust, and therefore the information that… Read More…

Home Safety Tips for Seniors

As our loved ones age, bathrooms and stairs suddenly become dangerous areas for them. Good thing there are now a few home modifications that you can do in order to keep your seniors safe and happy at home. –          Install slip-resistant flooring and use appliances that have flashing lights. –          Install grab bars and make… Read More…

A Campaign to Reduce Falls Among Elderly

On June8, the DOH and Hawaii Prevention Consortium partnered with Foodland Supermarkets, Times Supermarkets, KTA Superstores, Kaiser Permanente, Walgreens Pharmacies and the Hawaii Community Pharmacy Association to sponsor the 2015 Senior Fall Prevention Campaign. This nation-wide program will aim to reduce fall-related injuries among senior citizens. For those family members with senior citizens at home,… Read More…

How to Make Your Bathroom Safe for Senior Citizens

Bathing and other related activities can be especially more difficult to senior citizens. Especially to those individuals with disabilities, bathrooms can be very hazardous. Here are some tips on how to keep your bathroom not only attractive but also safe for elderly people. –          Install grab bars and other safety features to reduce the risk… Read More…

Educating and Protecting Seniors from Scams

Phone and online scams are some of the most common issues seniors face when it comes to their security. According to Cst. Linda Burns, scams of all sorts have become one of the major issues she has been dealing on a regular basis. In Canada, they are difficult to prosecute because the perpetrators often operate… Read More…

Fitness Activities for Senior Citizens

Having an active lifestyle for senior citizen can be very challenging. As they age, their bodies become more susceptible to arthritis, joint pains and other health problems. To help maintain a healthy body, here are some activities that seniors can easily do in their homes. –          Balancing such as walking on an uneven sidewalk, standing… Read More…