Home Safety NJ

Innovation by MIT Researchers Promote Age Empathy

The senior citizen population – people aged 65 and older – is continually rising and apparently commercial institutions are faced with the dilemma of providing better, more empathetic services and products for the said age group. Agnes or Age Gain Now Empathy System is an age-empathy suit designed by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)… Read More…

September 22 – National Falls Prevention Awareness Day

“People don’t realize how dangerous their environments really are until they fall. In one second, your life – and your level of independence ? can change,” says Joan Bieganek, COTA, of North Central Medical Supply. In observance of the sixth annual National Falls Prevention Awareness Day on 22nd September, Bieganek together with Gwen Marshall, OTR/L, offer tips for… Read More…

Prevent Falls in Your Home This Coming Winter

Medical director Dr. Judith Black, M.D. offers tips on how homeowners and caregivers can protect their elderly loved ones from falling accidents inside the house, especially this coming winter. She suggests that throw rugs should be avoided or properly taped down on the ground to prevent seniors from slipping on them. Also, sufficient lighting should… Read More…

Celebrating National Falls Prevention Awareness Day

In relation to the 6th annual National Falls Prevention Awareness Day which will be observed on the 22nd day of September, the experts at the Occupational Therapy Department at Mille Lacs Health System offer homeowners some tips on how they can prevent the occurrence of falls in their homes, particularly when they are concerned about senior… Read More…

Prevent Future Back Complications

Due to lack of proper exercise, most senior citizens end up with back pains, which can be extremely uncomfortable. In order to prevent this complication from happening to you or your elderly loved one, back muscles must be honed through regular and proper exercise. Because older adults are more likely to find it difficult performing… Read More…

Helping Seniors Cope with Alzheimer’s

Experts emphasize the importance of occupational therapy for senior citizens who are suffering from alzheimer’s disease. They say that home modifications that can help an individual be reminded of his/her daily activities and past experiences with family and friend can also help them live independently and perform efficiently. Preserving old photographs in frames and displaying… Read More…

Tips on Disaster Survival for Senior Citizens

Surely, senior citizens who have reached their current ages have gone through and survived more than enough calamities and disasters to last their lifetime. But, this doesn’t mean that they have grown immune to them. If anything, older adults are now more vulnerable to these phenomena because of their physical and mental limitations. Parkland Health… Read More…

Online Shopping for Senior Citizens

Scambook is a complaint resolution platform in the Internet. It has reported that more and more senior citizens are falling victim for various online scams and frauds. Nowadays, people no longer have to go very far to do their shopping; there are many online shops where they can find most of their needs. Though it… Read More…

Senior Citizens Fall Prey to Internet Scams

Despite the many benefits of senior citizens becoming more and more acquainted with the functions of the internet, this knowledge also comes with some disadvantages. It has been reported that citizens aged 60 and above often fall victim to internet scams. If you are a concerned relative, it is important that you give your elder… Read More…

Home Care Solutions for Senior Citizens

As we age, we become less physically fit and active, and there are things and activities that we may not be able to handle such as running up and down the stairs. If you are caring for a senior loved one at home, matters concerning his/her safety becomes an issue because our homes may not… Read More…