Safety

27
Jun

Returning Home From A Hospital Stay

Visiting the hospital for any length of time is generally an unpleasant or unwelcomed experience. It is usually as a result from traumatic experience. Most people are excited to be discharged and to finally return to the comforts of home. When recovering from illness, injury, or surgery, however, additional measures may be needed. Whatever the reason for your hospital stay,

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18
Apr

Five Tips to Protect Your Elderly Loved One from Identity Theft

Seniors are at a higher risk for identity theft than the rest of the population. Malicious people profit by targeting the trusting nature of seniors and taking advantage of their lack of expertise with modern technology. The issue is further complicated if your loved one suffers from Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, where confusion and other cognitive symptoms are common. You

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28
Dec

Winter Safety Tips For Seniors

It’s hard to believe it, but winter is already here. While it may be dazzling to watch the frost form against your window, there are numerous dangers that come with the icy cold, and so it’s best to be prepared no matter what troubles you might face. Seniors are especially at risk of accidents and injury during this time because

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19
Aug

5 Signs of Caregiver Burnout

Taking care of an elderly loved one is a noble cause. Being a caregiver is not an easy task, however. It can leave a person exhausted and stressed out in only a matter of weeks, and after that comes caregiver burnout. If a caregiver to an elderly loved one exhibits any of the following signs of burnout, it may be

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29
Jun

Best Home Improvements for Senior Safety

In order to continue an independent and happy lifestyle, many seniors have decided to remain in their homes as they age. However, accessibility and safety issues can arise at home as age increases. Here are some great home improvement ideas to make a senior’s home safer and more accessible. Staircases For seniors with mobility issues, going up and down the

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17
Apr

Bed Bugs – What You Should Know

Bed bugs are insects that, as adults, have oval-shaped bodies with no wings. Prior to feeding, they are about 1/4 inch long and flat as paper. After feeding, they turn dark red and become bloated. Eggs are whitish, pear-shaped and about the size of a pinhead. Clusters of 10-50 eggs can be found in cracks and crevices. Bed bugs have

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18
Oct

Safe Driving Tips For Seniors

Staying mobile is important to seniors. As we age, driving can become more challenging. Being safe on the roads requires more than just obeying the laws and reading road signs. Some of the physical changes that come with getting older can make previously simple actions (like craning your neck to check for oncoming traffic) difficult. Growing older doesn’t mean you

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10
Jan

Winter Safety Guide for Seniors

Before reviewing these tips, please consider the following: If you don’t yet own a warm hat, toque, or head covering, it’s probably time to purchase one. Over half of your body heat can escape through the top of your head, placing unnecessary strain on individuals who nurse delicate health concerns. Here are some other important steps to keep you safe

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22
Nov

Winter Tips for Seniors

Here in Ottawa, winter is our harshest season, and it brings with it a series of its own unique concerns. Ice, sleet, and snow can all become a source of ongoing anxiety. This discomfort can be avoided by preparing for the seasonal shift before it happens. Here are some tips on how to get the gear you’re going to need

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11
Oct

Recognizing the Signs of a Stroke

The symptoms of a stroke can be difficult to identify. Unfortunately, that lack of awareness can spell disaster. A stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage while people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke. Experts say anyone can help recognize a stroke by asking four simple questions. If you think someone may be having a stroke, ask

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