Posts Tagged ‘Senior Citizen’
As you age, the risks of becoming the victim of a violent crime steadily decrease; however, senior citizens must still take steps to stay safe in their homes because criminals do not discriminate when it comes to breaking into houses. In addition, older people are at an increased risk at falling prey to financial scams and fraud. These kinds of crimes can be just as harmful as violent crimes, particularly if enough money is stolen to destroy you financially. If you are a senior citizen, or if you are a family member of one, you must take care to ensure the house is a secure as possible. Read the rest of this entry »
Safety is important at any age, even though we might put most of our concerns towards our children, fearing they don’t know any better. But it’s interesting to think how we almost seem to revert back towards our infantile state as we approach our late years. That is why senior citizen safety around one’s home is so crucial. Their bodies are even more fragile and they need to be extra careful.
One of the biggest concerns in the home for the elderly are tripping hazards. Slippery hardwood floors can be dangerous but so can rugs if they’re not firmly planted down. All area rugs should have a foam base underneath to prevent them from moving around. Be wary of corners which can easily roll up and pose a threat. Securely tie up any extension cords or cords from lamps and other electronic devices. There shouldn’t be any clutter on the floors either and stairways need to be well lit. invest in nightlights for both the top and bottom of staircases and for hallways. Read the rest of this entry »