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Ways to Improve Safety for a Senior When You Can’t Be There

By Susan Di Michele | Jun 15, 2018

Living so far away from an aging parent or somebody else you care about who is getting ‘up there’ in age can be difficult. This is exacerbated when you’re fully aware of the safety issues they face, whether you’ve talked about it honestly with them yet or not. You may feel as though there’s little…

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Forgetfulness Can Be Dangerous for Seniors Beyond Just Getting Lost

By Greg Banks | May 22, 2018

Senior Home Safety in Galloway, NJ: Many times, when people are overwhelmed with stress and anxiety, either due to health issues, financial circumstances, or other factors, they may have a tendency to become more forgetful. They get distracted. Their mind is on other things as opposed to the tasks they’re trying to accomplish at any given time. When this happens, it can pose certain challenges and for elderly men and women and they can become a safety issue.

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Smartphone Apps Could Boost Safety for Some Seniors at Home

By Tracy Clark | Apr 26, 2018

There are so many technological innovations coming out every single year that it’s difficult to keep up with even half of them. Apps, for smartphones and tablets, are a dime a dozen. Many apps are free, with ads and other features. Some of these apps that are now being developed are focused on helping to…

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When Should You Discuss Safety Concerns with an Aging Parent?

By Lynn at Interim | Mar 21, 2018

Senior Home Safety: Are you concerned about the safety of your mother or father? Most people, as their parents or other family members get older, and they begin to see them slowing down, having more difficulty getting up from a chair, or calling for assistance with laundry, changing a lightbulb, checking the smoke detectors, cleaning the lawn, and more, begin to realize that issues are starting to come to the surface.

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Bed Rails May Be Something to Consider for an Elderly Parent

By Walter L. Black, MBA, CSA | Jan 11, 2018

Senior Home Safety Memphis TN-Bed rails can be beneficial for seniors from all walks of life, even if they don’t yet feel as though they have serious mobility concerns. Just shifting the wrong way and falling 2 or 3 feet to a hardwood floor surface can lead to broken legs, arms, hip, and other serious injuries that are readily avoidable with these and other potential modifications at home.

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Building a Safe Environment for Seniors May Highlight Your Own Risks

By Andy Niska | Dec 22, 2017

When we witness our parents and other family members getting older, we often see the physical changes in their abilities. We start to notice, more acutely, safety issues we never thought about before. For example, when we are in our 20s, 30s, and 40s, we have a tendency to run up and down the stairs,…

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Three Steps to Take That Might Improve Safety for a Senior with Epilepsy

By Christy Swadkins | Nov 30, 2017

Senior Home Safety in Las Vegas NV: Epilepsy can be difficult to deal with, especially if it develops later in life. A person who was normally healthy and had no issues like this in the past may struggle to try and cope with this new reality.

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Three Warning Signs Dad Doesn’t Take His Safety Seriously Enough

By Greg Banks | Nov 27, 2017

Senior Safety Galloway NJ: As your father has gotten older you’ve worried about his safety. Unfortunately, he doesn’t seem to take it that seriously, not nearly as much as you do. Sometimes, though, it can be difficult to figure out whether a parent or other family member is taking their health and well-being seriously enough.

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Hiring Home Care Support May Help You Avoid ‘Picking Up the Pieces’

By Jermie Chadwick | Nov 14, 2017

What does it mean to ‘pick up the pieces?’ Essentially this refers to having to pick up the broken piece of something after it has been destroyed when it could have been better protected and avoided the mishap in the first place. When a person begins showing signs they’re having difficulty taking care of themselves…

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Picking Up the Pieces After a Safety Mishap for a Senior

By Tracy Clark | Oct 23, 2017

Accidents happen every day. Though no one anticipates being injured or disabled in an accident, either an automobile accident, slipping and falling, or something else, it does happen. As people get older, their physical agility, strength, balance, and abilities can diminish with age. In fact, when a person reaches their mid 30s, usually, it starts…

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