Posts from August, 2015

Ways to Keep Senior Citizens Safe from Scams

There are a lot of reasons why senior citizens are being targeted by Internet scammers and identity thieves. As a matter of fact, these defrauders can go after anyone especially that most elderly people who got scammed don’t report to the authorities that they were victimized. Below is a list of things that senior citizens… Read More…

How to Keep Senior Citizens Safe During Summer

As temperatures continue to rise, many people come out to enjoy the last months of summer. But for senior citizens, doing so requires necessary precautions as they are at risk for a heat stroke. Below are some tips on how to keep elderly people safe during summer season. –          Ensure that your elderly loved ones… Read More…

Program to Help Prevent Falls for Elderly People

The Board of Health in Hudson is offering free home safety assessments for senior citizens. This program aims to protect elderly people against trips and falls. Funded by a grant from the MetroWest Health Foundation, elderly people can set up a time for community health worker to come to their home and look for potential… Read More…

Health and Safety Risks That Are Common in Our Home

Home evokes warmth, safety, security and comfort. While it may seem like a perfect haven for us, statistics show that home can also be unsafe. To make sure that we prevent falls and other types of accidents, it is important that we make simple improvements in our home. Below are some common safety risks and… Read More…

To Be or Not to Be a Senior

There’s an undertone to the word ‘senior’ that simply aggravates the ideas of disabled signs on autos, walkers, being an elderly and sedentary, and nursing homes. While many enjoy the privileges that come with being one, such as senior movie tickets, others can’t deny seeing a negative connotation to being called a senior — they… Read More…

How to Keep Your Senior Citizen Loved One Safe at Home

Securing senior citizen safety, even inside the house, is no piece of cake. As every elderly individual has specific needs, depending on his physical and medical condition, it can be difficult to find a straightforward solution to the issue. However, here are a couple of risk-mitigating measures with which caregivers can start: Keep all their… Read More…

Conduct Home Safety Check to Prevent Falls

Unfortunately, there are a lot of dangers around the home that may cause people to fall. With that, The Health Quality & Safety Commission and ACC are encouraging people to do simples checks in their home to prevent falls. This includes ensuring that rugs lie flat, electrical cords are stowed away safely and that hand… Read More…

Nursing Home in Surrey Graded Inadequate for Safety

After an inspection of Deepdene Care Center in Dorking was conducted, a rating of inadequate was given which means that immediate improvements on care services are needed. The nursing home, which is based in Hill View in Dorking and managed by Lifestyle Care, provides accommodation for adults who require personal care such as treatment for… Read More…

How to Keep an Elderly Loved One Safe at Home

Many home conditions have proven to be unsafe for the elderly. In order to keep your senior citizen companions safe and free from harm while they are in the house, be sure to observe fall prevention measures, such as keeping the floor clear of rugs and other objects, keeping pathways free of obstructions, eliminating bathroom… Read More…

Tips for Aging in Your Own Place

Older generations did not have as many options as senior citizens today. Back in the day, when an elderly did not have a relative, or anyone, to provide care, her only resort was to move to a nursing facility, but nowadays, more and more seniors are opting to stay at home. If you think that… Read More…