Home Safety NJ

Annual Testing for Dementia May Prevent Decline

A new U.S health law was passed that includes yearly check-ups to assess cognitive impairment, thinking capabilities and memory to be covered under Medicare. All of these measurable changes are all signs that may predict a person’s risk for dementia. While dementia, a group of symptoms that impairs memory, thinking, language, judgment and behavio—ultimately a person’s… Read More…

Home Safety Tips for Seniors

Seniors, with their lessened alertness and increased fearfulness, often become victims of crime. Even if they aren’t targeted by opportunistic criminals, seniors often become paranoid of their surroundings and need to be cautious of their surroundings. To assure seniors that no harm can come to them, here are a few home safety tips they can… Read More…

Benefits of Hearing Aids

Hearing better isn’t the only benefit of using hearing aids. According to a recent study, people with hearing problems who have chosen to use assistive hearing devices experienced many significant improvements in many aspects of their lives. From better relationships to increased independence, overall, improved hearing has provided an multitude of benefits. The study determined… Read More…

Fire Safety Tips for Seniors

Older adults are the fastest growing segment of the population and also one of the groups at highest risk for fire death and injury. With slower mobility and responses, less keen sense of sight and hearing, and drowsiness due to medications, seniors are more prone to accidents like fires. When you are over 65, you are twice… Read More…

Strathclyde: Firefighters Offered Free Home Safety

Firefighters are providing free home safety checks in an effort to avoid fatal fires over the festive period. Looking at the Strathclyde area, the actual number of fires doubles from six to 12 each day over the Christmas holidays, the brigade said. There were five fatal fires that occurred in the area in 2010 and… Read More…

Natural Disaster Preparedness for Senior Citizens

Senior citizens also need to plan for natural disasters, just like everyone else. Better safe than sorry – is what senior members of the community should keep in mind and they should be encouraged to be as informed and prepared as every member of the community should be. A seminar was held just this Tuesday… Read More…

Cleveland Neighborhood Threatened by Condemned Homes

Lee Brickey and his family have been living in a neighborhood in Cleveland for the last three years. During that same span of time, they have been living right next to a vacant house that is already considered to be condemned. At first glance, there should not be any problem with that at all –… Read More…

Safety Tips Provided by McLeod Safe Kids

Among children that are aged 14 and below, among the leading causes of unintentional injuries are falls. In fact, in 2009 about 56 percent of deaths that were related to falls and over 45 percent of fall related injuries that were not fatal involved kids who were no more than four years of age. Since… Read More…

Fire Safety Tips for Our Homes

A lot of fires happen at home. No less an authority than UAE’s Civil Defence has stated that in 2011, one third of all fires happened at home. That is a significant percentage of all fires and each household should definitely be aware of what to do in order to prevent it from happening in… Read More…

Home Safety Habits for Everyone

Safety at home is a very real necessity. The very idea of a home that is not safe just seems so wrong, so knowing and then practicing simple safety practices is something that every one should do. Every household should develop their own safety practices that every family member knows by heart – the parents… Read More…