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    Entrance Mats are Critical for Senior Safety in Winter

    Posted by Ryan Williams on Dec 11, 2017 3:01:00 PM

    Each year, some 2.8 million seniors are treated in emergency rooms for injuries due to falling, a good percentage of which occur during the icy, slippery months of winter. If you have older folks in your life, you know how worried they can be about slip-and-fall accidents.  One of the best ways to protect them from this danger is with entrance mats.

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    Topics: Snow Melting Mats, Senior Safety

    Helping Seniors Prevent Social Isolation During Winter Months

    Posted by Ryan Williams on Sep 26, 2017 11:37:00 PM

    Helping Seniors Prevent Social Isolation During Winter Months

    Social isolation can be a major problem for seniors during the winter. With low temperatures and hazardous conditions, most elderly people stay indoors when the cold season hits. But, being alone and indoors for long periods can lead to depression, anxiety, and distress, which is why it’s important for senior caretakers to make sure social isolation doesn’t occur. 

    Follow these steps and you’ll ensure a pleasant and safe winter for your loved ones.

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    Topics: Senior Safety

    How to Choose the Best Snow-Shovel for Seniors

    Posted by Ryan Williams on Aug 4, 2017 9:46:00 AM

    Every winter, thousands of seniors injure themselves while shoveling snow, with slips, falls, hypothermia, frostbite, and muscle strain the usual causes. 

    Rather than risk injury, many seniors prefer to hire someone—or ask a friend or neighbor—to shovel them out.  Others avoid risk by installing a heated driveway or using snow-melting mats on outdoor surfaces.  For those of you who are healthy enough and have the inclination to shovel your own snow, it’s important to make sure that you use a proper snow shovel.  It can make the difference for a safe and efficient outcome.    

    Here are some tips for choosing the best snow shovel for seniors:

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    Topics: Senior Safety, Shoveling, Snow Removal

    A Reality Check for Seniors Living Alone in Wintertime

    Posted by Ryan Williams on Jul 27, 2017 4:56:33 AM

    With modern technologies at their disposal, more awareness of smart, healthy lifestyle practices, and a wider range of connectivity, seniors have developed into a stronger, more independent generation than history has ever seen before.

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    Topics: Health, Winter Safety, Senior Safety

    Senior Safety Tips: Staying Warm Inside & Outside

    Posted by Ryan Williams on Dec 22, 2016 7:01:00 AM


    Winter is in full swing, which can mean different things for different people. For some, it means ski trips, while for others it's a chance to catch up on some quality hobby time at home. But for seniors in particular, one thing is unanimous: winter can be hazardous to your health.

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    Topics: Senior Safety

    Keep Your Parents Safe This Winter, Even if They Live in Another State

    Posted by Ryan Williams on Dec 5, 2016 8:26:00 AM

    We owe a lot to our parents. They brought us into this world, kept us safe through our most vulnerable times, and didn’t kill us no matter how annoying we were.

    Well, now your parents have grown old, and it’s time to repay the favor. The winter is a particularly precarious time for seniors, and there are plenty of ways we can make this difficult season safer and more pleasant for our parents. Of course, daily visits would be ideal, but here are several things you can do to keep your parents safe this winter, even if you don’t live around the corner, or even in the same city, state, or country.

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    Topics: Senior Safety

    Senior Safety Tips: Health Hazards of Cold Weather

    Posted by Ryan Williams on Nov 28, 2016 7:09:00 AM

    As a kid, winter meant snow fights, days off from school, and Christmas presents under the tree. As a senior citizen, well, winter is a whole other ball game! Unfortunately, because of the drop in temperature, icy conditions, and impaired vision or mobility issues, winter ushers in a whole slew of unique health hazards for the older crowd, and many fall victim to these dangers every year.

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    Topics: Senior Safety

    8 Winter Safety Tips for Seniors

    Posted by Ryan Williams on Sep 18, 2016 8:00:00 AM

    When outdoor temperatures plummet and snow and ice cover the ground, conditions are dangerous for everyone, but it is seniors who suffer the most each winter from hypothermia, frostbite, slip-and-fall incidents, and other accidents.

    By better understanding wintertime dangers, seniors can better prepare and minimize the risks. Here are 8 winter safety tips for seniors that will help them safely navigate wintry conditions:

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    Topics: Senior Safety

    10 Tips to Keep Seniors Safe From Wintertime Falls

    Posted by Ryan Williams on Sep 16, 2016 7:45:00 AM

    If you have an elderly loved one who will be spending the winter in a part of the country that typically sees significant snow and ice, there are steps to take that can help keep your loved one safe. As winter is the number one season for seniors suffering at-home slip and fall accidents, and as many of them do not (or cannot) prepare themselves for wintry weather, here are ten ways you can help keep your loved one safe this winter:

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    Topics: Senior Safety

    8 Winter Safety Tips For Older Adults

    Posted by Ryan Williams on Sep 15, 2016 7:45:00 AM

    Safety should always be a top priority, for any age group and at any time of year, but for older adults, winter is a particularly accident-prone season. Wintertime safety measures, therefore, merit extra attention and special caution for senior citizens.

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    Topics: Senior Safety

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