Home safety

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Watch Out—Seniors Are Falling More Often

Falls are the No. 1 cause for emergency room visits among older people, and according to a new study, more seniors are falling more often.

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For Good Health, Watch What You Eat

Many older people can recall a time of relaxed attitudes towards leaving food outside the refrigerator (a.k.a. “icebox”) or sterilizing surfaces that have touched raw meat. But as you grow older,… (Read More)

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6 Home Safety Tips for Seniors

Creating a safe home environment for yourself or your older loved ones is crucial. Household places and items that used to pose no problem may now be difficult or dangerous.… (Read More)

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9 Child Safety Tips for Grandparents This Winter

If you’re a grandparent, chances are you spend a fair amount of time with your grandchildren. Four million American children live in homes headed by grandparents, according to the U.S.… (Read More)

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Rent vs. Buy? For Seniors, It’s Rent vs. Own

While many young people must decide whether to continue renting or to buy their first home, many senior homeowners face the opposite choice: whether to hold on to the home… (Read More)

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5 Keys to Recognizing That Your Parents Need a Change

Dad accidentally backed his car into a pole at the grocery store. Mom bounced a check. Your favorite aunt hasn’t visited the doctor for a checkup in a decade, and… (Read More)

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How to Prioritize Senior Safety in Living Rooms

Retirees spend more time at home than most people. As a result, their living rooms get a lot of use—but they can be littered with hazards. Here’s a few ideas… (Read More)

Senior woman sleeping in bed

5 Tips for Creating a Bedroom Safety Zone

Adults spend about one-third of their lives in bed, so it’s important for seniors to navigate around their bedrooms and get into bed safely. Making bedroom safety a priority can minimize a… (Read More)

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Home Safety for Seniors Made Easy

As seniors grow older, they often find their homes need to be upgraded to suit their changing needs. This includes simple, easy-to-do, home safety improvements to reduce their risk of falling… (Read More)

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