Home Safety NJ

Common Causes of Home Injury Death

Ideally, our home is a place where we should feel safe and secured. But then according statistics, more and more people die each year from injuries at home. This occurrence can be very risky knowing that minor injuries can actually lead to death. Falls are one of the common causes of home injury death. To… Read More…

Gadgets to Help Monitor Senior’s Home Safety

Motion sensors placed on the wall and a monitor under the mattress may one day automatically alert you of early signs of trouble well before an elderly loved one gets sick or suffers a fall. This means no more having to check up on your elderly loved one every morning. Research is growing with high-tech… Read More…

The Risks of Living Alone for Seniors

More American seniors are living alone in their own homes; a surprising number of seniors are experiencing social isolation as well as dementia symptoms. According to the Administration on Aging, 29% or 11.3 million older adults in 2010 are living alone. The number gets even higher for people who are more than 75 – almost… Read More…

High-Tech Gadgets to Monitor Seniors’ Safety

Motion sensors on the wall and a monitor under the mattress can automatically alert you to early signs of trouble before an elderly loved one gets sick or experiences a fall. “It’s insurance in case something should happen,” said Bob Harrison, 85 years old about the unobtrusive monitors that are being tested in his apartment… Read More…

Driving Tips Taught at Senior Safety Day

During the Senior Safety Day, the topics discussed were about the dangers of driving under prescribed medications and the importance of being updated on traffic laws. The course gave seniors some helpful tips on how to drive safely on the road. The Union Volunteer Emergency Squad helped in explaining the warning signs of a heart… Read More…

Social Media Reduces Feelings of Isolation and Loneliness Among Seniors

A study teaching seniors how to use programs such as Facebook has found that social media could help reduce the feelings of isolation and loneliness among older people. According to the researchers from the Connecting Older Adults project, technology has helped older Australians remain in their homes longer but many also feel cut-off from society…. Read More…

How to Keep Your Home Safe from Hazards

Let’s face it – no matter how careful you are, accidents can still happen. That is why, among a homeowner’s prime concern should be to equip  his/her home with all the necessary tools, and himself/herself with all the necessary skills. From planning to pulling off a fool-proof, safe environment, discover how you can keep yourself… Read More…

Ensure Your Home’s Security

Whether you’re planning on a getaway and you want to keep your home safe or you’re staying in your house alone and you want to feel more secure, it is important to undergo necessary safety precautions. WCSO provides you with a list of home safety tips such as ensuring that your main doors are locked, maintaining… Read More…

Cut Back on Your Repair Service Expenses, Learn Simple DIY Appliance Remedies

Knowing a thing or two about appliance repair can actually save you a significant amount of cash in the long run. Many homeowners immediately turn to professional services once they realize that something’s wrong with their appliances. However, sometimes these problems aren’t at all that serious and you only end up paying for services on… Read More…

Should Seniors Sell or Reverse Mortgage Their Houses?

Certain Indian seniors, particularly those who weren’t able to save for their retirement, are faced with the dilemma on whether they should sell or reverse mortgage their homes. Selling one’s home can be especially difficult when you’ve spent so much of your life in it. However, experts suggest that seniors opt for this option over… Read More…