Research supports the common sense notion that getting prompt help makes surviving an emergency more likely. The ability to get help also boosts the odds that a senior will continue to live independently. The longer a person spends helpless, the greater the likelihood he/she will be discharged into supportive care. For elderly people who live alone, becoming incapacitated and unable to get help is a common event, which usually marks the end to their ability to live independently.
As we age, our bones and muscles weaken. This often makes it difficult to keep our balance while walking. Choosing the correct socks and shoes can help eliminate potential falls. No shoe is 100% fall-proof. However, there are several factors that can make a shoe less likely to cause a fall. Consider these points when purchasing new shoes:
Did you know that December is National Toy Safety Month? At LifeFone, your safety is our number one priority. As you consider purchasing holiday gifts for your grandchildren, it’s important to take steps to ensure their safety also.
Knowledge and awareness are key to preventing fires. Your parents and loved ones continue to live on their own longer, are more self-sufficient, and can largely be in charge of their own lifestyles. Of course, that doesn’t stop you from being concerned about their safety, and making sure their home is as protected as it can be from fires. At LifeFone, safety is our priority.
With the aging population living a more independent lifestyle, often as their loved one, you become concerned about their safety. Mom and dad feel comfortable in their home, and don’t want any outside interference, even from their family. However, as their child, you would like them to take precautions to ensure their safety at home.
Do you wake up feeling tired even though you should have had a good night’s sleep? You may be suffering from sleep apnea, a disorder that causes you to stop breathing multiple times throughout the night. According to the National Institutes of Health, these lapses in breath can last anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes.
We are all familiar with a lockbox when looking for or selling a home. Real estate agents hang them on homes that are for sale so buyers can come into a home while keeping the house secure. Unlike the flower pot or door mat, lockboxes keep your keys safe with a combination lock.