Many people simply love to go shopping – it’s a great source of fun and joy for many individuals but it’s important to keep safety in mind. Here are a few of our favorite tips to keep you safe while shopping your favorite stores.
Monthly Archives: February 2019
LifeFone Mobile Apps - Safety on Your Smartphone
Safety is a concern for individuals of all ages. Walking down the street, shopping in a mall, working alone at night, the morning run before work - all of these situations can leave us vulnerable! Thanks to smartphone technology and gps tracking, there are ways to increase your safety and security in threatening situations where you might need emergency help.
Risk of Falls
According to the federal government, more than one third of adults 65 and older fall each year in the United States. Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of injury deaths. They are also the most common cause of nonfatal injuries and hospital admissions for trauma.
Convincing Your Loved One To Use A Medical Alarm Device
Aging in place is one of the last bastions of independence for many seniors. If your aging loved ones have been determined to hold onto their independence in this way, you know that equipping them with a personal emergency response system can help them achieve this goal. Investing in a personal medical alarm device from LifeFone should be brought up to your loved ones in such a way as to let them know that using one of these devices isn't taking away any independence, but is actually assisting them with their desire to age in place.
Carbon Monoxide: Danger You Can’t See, Taste or Smell
Hundreds of lives are lost each year due the tragic consequences of carbon monoxide poisoning. The danger is of greater concerns during the winter months when people use heating devices and stoves to keep warm. This colorless, odorless gas can be deadly. In fact, accidental carbon monoxide poisoning takes more than 400 peoples’ lives each year in the United States according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Another 20,000 people visit emergency departments, with more than 4,000 requiring hospitalization.
February Is American Heart Month
The American Heart Association wants to help everyone live longer, healthier lives so they can enjoy all of life’s precious moments. And we know that starts with taking care of your health. American Heart Month, a federally designated event, is a great way to remind Americans to focus on their hearts and encourage them to get their families, friends and communities involved. Together, we can build a culture where making the healthy choice is the easy choice. Why? Because Life is “why”.