in case of emergency

In Case of Emergency (ICE) Safety Campaign Aims to Keep Elderly Safe… Every day thousands of emergency calls are placed. These situations require split second decisions to aid them during the “Golden Hour” they have available to save lives. That’s why Visiting Angels, one of the nation’s largest in-home senior care agencies has launched the…

prevent identity theft

Ways For Seniors To Prevent Identity Theft The Federal Trade Commission estimates that nine million Americans become victims of identity theft annually. Not only does identity theft cost victims hundreds of dollars but credit reports are inevitably damaged causing an array of consequences from lost job opportunities to denied loan applications. And identity theft can…

Alzheimer’s Safe Return IDs: Tips to Encourage Their Use • Give the ID jewelry as a gift • Ask the doctor to present the ID jewelry • Present the ID jewelry at different times of day on different days • Present the ID necklace as military dog tags • Place the ID bracelet on the…

crime prevention tips

The following crime prevention tips can successfully help senior citizens and older adults thwart crime with simple safety precautions: At Home Never open your door automatically. Install and use a peephole. Lock your doors and windows. Vary your daily routine. Use “Neighbor Watch” to keep an eye on your neighborhood. Don’t leave notes on the…

stop driving

Driver safety is an important issue for seniors. Older drivers are more likely to get in multiple-vehicle accidents than younger drivers and car accidents are more dangerous for seniors than for younger people. Everyone ages differently, so some people are perfectly capable of continuing to drive in their seventies, eighties, and even beyond. Many elders,…

winter safety

HOME HEATING SAFETY More home fires happen during the winter months than any other time of the year mainly due to home heating devices and people age 65 and older are three times more likely to die or be injured in a home fire as those younger. In addition, heating devices and household appliances that…

disaster

Advance preparations • If your loved one lives in a residential facility, find out about its disaster and evacuation plans. Ask if you will be responsible for evacuating your loved one. • Whether your loved one lives with you, or you are a long-distance caregiver, make sure evacuation plans include his or her specific needs.…

assisted living fire

Assisted Living Fire Reminds Seniors and Their Families to be Prepared For Disasters The West Houston assisted living fire was not the first of its kind. A quick Google search shows that there have been over 10 similar fires in retirement communities over the last 12 months. During the Houston assisted living fire, “Over 100…

home modifications

Home modifications allow seniors to remain comfortably in their homes enjoying their typical day to day activities despite the lifestyle changes that come with aging. Listed below are home modification ideas from Seniors Guide – Your comprehensive guide to all things senior. Prevent trips and falls by: Removing or securing all carpets and area rugs…