Lifefone’s services are not just for those who live alone, are retired, or even the elderly. Your children’s safety at home is also important to us.
It is likely that driving is a key aspect of maintaining your independence as you age. It’s normal that your driving abilities change as you get older. By reducing risk factors and incorporating safe driving practices, you may find you are able to stay behind the wheel for many years to come. LifeFone offers three safety tips for older drivers.
Winter weather is nearly gone which makes way for spring storm season. In recent years, storms have cost billions of dollars in recovery costs and have taken many lives. In preparation for the upcoming season, FEMA recently released a document on disaster planning for the elderly, and all of us in general.
As we age, some individuals can become the target for a financial crime, identity theft, home break-in or some other scam. Boomers raised in an era where being rude to a solicitor on the phone or door to door can actually put them in a more vulnerable position. In some cases, those who would perpetrate a crime against the elderly will either rely on charm or bullying tactics to get the information that they seek. While a financial crime is a devastating time for anyone, it can be even worse for the elderly as they may not only question their ability to remain independent but will become fearful of living alone.
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.