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Safety Tips

Increase Safety With A Personal Mobile Safety App

You don’t have to be the victim of a violent crime or live in an area of the country where violent crimes occur to reap the safety benefits that a personal emergency response system provides. LifeFone, provider of medical alert systems, also offers a mobile alert response device that operates from an app you install on your smartphone. With this device, you can easily summon assistance if you’re in an emergency situation. Continue reading

Teens and Young Adults can Benefit from a Medical Alert System

While care-giving can be difficult for many adults, sadly, many teens are finding themselves in care-giving situations that would normally not be on their radar. The AACY (American Association of Care-giving Youth) is helping to raise awareness about this issue and is working to develop partnerships to better understand the issues surrounding this growing trend, and provide resources and support for this growing population of caregivers. Continue reading

Family Guard Protects Farm Workers

As we celebrate National Farm and Ranch Safety and Health Week, September 18-24 we take time to consider those who work the fields and raise the produce and food that graces our dinner tables. Continue reading

Stay Cool This Summer

Growing up when we did, it was always important to be “cool.” We had the right clothes, the right attitude, the right friends and we were “just cool.” As we age, being cool takes on new meaning. While we can still be stylish, it is important for seniors to monitor body temperature and stay cool. As we age, we don’t have the same ability to sweat as we did earlier in our life … and disgusting as it is, sweat keeps us cool. So in order to avoid serious health concerns like dehydration or stroke or other heat related illness, we need to stay temperature cool. Continue reading

Beat The Summer Heat: Safety Tips For Seniors

Summertime is when many of us spend time with friends and family. We take vacations, go swimming, explore the outdoors and go on picnics. If you’re a senior, your body may not regulate itself against the dangers of hot days so you need to be aware of the need to beat the heat and stay safe. Continue reading

Apps To Make Your Day Easier

If you have a smartphone, chances are it is loaded with applications – apps. There are apps that let you play games, order food, find your way to a destination, track your steps and to increase your safety as well. Continue reading

June Is National Safety Month

As caregivers we are continually in “safety mode” when it comes to caring for our aging loved ones. The month of June, though, has been set aside as National Safety Month as a way to highlight safety of all kinds: Continue reading

The Dangers of Dehydration

With summer fast approaching caregivers need to not only assure they are staying hydrated, but they must also make certain their aging parents are drinking enough water as well. There is the adage that everyone should drink eight, 8-ounce glasses of water a day, but that may or may not be the case. The amount of water you drink could hinge on the activities you’re involved in or in how profusely you’re sweating. Continue reading

How Physically Fit Are You?

There are various levels of fitness, from “running a marathon” fit to “walking around the block after dinner” fit. The bottom line is that any level of physical fitness is healthier and more beneficial than being a couch potato. Continue reading

Gardening Safety Tips For Seniors

Now that spring is in the air and summer is following closely on its heels, chances are you are feeling spring fever and along with that comes the thought of, “I’d like to plant a garden!” Gardening is a great way to feed yourself and your family fresh grown produce and it’s also an ideal stress reliever.
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