How to Maintain a Safe and Dementia-friendly Home

According to the Alzheimer Society of Canada, 747,000 Canadians are living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias which is why they are now focused on helping people maintain a safe, dementia-friendly home. Below are some tips. –          Make sure you have fire extinguishers, smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. –  Install child-proof locks and doorknob…

October 10, 2015 Home Safety NJ

How to Keep Seniors Safe from Fires

According to studies, the risk of dying from fires in homes without smoke alarms is actually twice as high in homes that have working smoke alarms. In addition, more than 75 percent of seniors who die each year in fires do not have working smoke alarms in their homes. To help keep your loves ones,…

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Fire Safety Tips for Your Home

In order to ensure the safety of your home, it is important that you schedule home fire safety checks. Below is a checklist of some of the things you can do to ensure the safety of your abode. –          Replace the coil that looks clogged. –          Don’t store grocery bags and stoves in the oven….

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Safety Tips for Home and Family

Safety should be everyone’s priority especially if it involves our households, kids and elderly loved ones. To make sure that our family members stay safe all the time, here are some home safety tips. –          Make sure all windows and doors are closed before you go to bed. –          Leave your outdoor lights turned on…

September 28, 2015 Home Safety NJ

Home Safety Tips for Seniors

It is true that many accidents can happen in the home. Especially for senior citizens, staying at home can be very challenging since there can be more injury potential even in places we are very familiar with. Below are some tips on how to keep our elderly loved ones safe at home. –          Add lights…

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Helping Senior Citizens Make It Through Winter

Winter safety inside and outside the house should be thoroughly observed by everyone, young and old. Senior citizens, however, in comparison with younger adults, tend to be more vulnerable to the insufferable consequences of extreme cold. To keep yourself or an elderly loved one safe during the chilliest days of winter, check out the following:…

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How to Keep Seniors’ Food Safe

Molds and those invisible germs in your refrigerator can actually kill people, particularly those who are over 65 years of age. To help keep your senior family members safe, here are some tips on how to prevent microbial hazards in their food. – Always wash your hands thoroughly when handling and preparing foods. –   Use…

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Traveling Tips for Seniors or People with Special Needs

While traveling can be fun for other people, parents or guardians of a special needs child or an elderly family member may look at it as more of a work than play. But then with good planning and sufficient preparation, everybody can have a great time away from home. Below are some tips on how…

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Home Safety for Senior Citizens

When it comes to securing senior citizen safety, it is essential that every potential risk is identified and dealt with. For some, the safest option would be to move to a retirement community or into an assisted-living facility. But, more and more are also looking into perks of staying in their houses and simply employing…

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Spending More Time Watching TV May Increase
Risk of Alzheimer

According to a study conducted by the Northern California Institute for Research and Education, spending too many hours in front of a TV screen might raise the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. The researchers examined the relationship between sedentary lifestyles, cognitive performance and the risk of dementia. The study was found to have important implications…

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Preparing for Retirement

A wait-and-see attitude may not actually be the best course of action for those people who are about to entire a retired life. If you want to have the opportunity to custom-build a retirement that will suit not only your likes and desires but also you needs, you must do a little planning in advance….

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

August 21, 2015 Home Safety NJ

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…

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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…

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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…

August 18, 2015 Home Safety NJ

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…

August 17, 2015 Home Safety NJ

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…

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