Archive for November 2013

Senior Safety Tips: Stay Alert, Stay Safe

Screen Shot 2014-02-06 at 9.46.23 AMOften, the home is where we spend the most amount of time. It is no surprise, then, that it is the most common place for accidents.  Take a moment to look around your living area, kitchen and yard to see what small changes you can make to ensure the safety of your family and guests.
Be Alert When Out and About 
Be aware of your surroundings. When possible go out with friends or family. Don’t carry lots of cash or credit cards.  If a situation makes your feel uncomfortable, trust your instincts and leave.
Keep your Living Area Skid Free
Use mats and rugs that have skid-proof backing.  Place rubber or non-slip matting in showers and tubs.
Light Your Way
Don’t attempt to feel your way through the dark.  Light your way!  Use automated lights that turn on when you enter a room.  Also, set lights on timers when you are away so you don’t return to a dark house, and the home appears occupied.
Cook with Care
Avoid wearing loose clothing while cooking–fabric can catch fire quickly.  Turn pan handles away from the front of the stove.  Keep an extinguisher in the kitchen area and have it inspected regularly.
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