Category Archives: Safety Issues for the Elderly

Five Home Items Prime for Voice Recognition

Voice recognition is a powerful tool that’s currently used in everything from medical equipment to video games. It can be especially useful for senior citizens who lack the strength or mobility to get up and accomplish physical tasks. When it … Continue reading

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FDA: OTC Medicines May Make People Drowsy, Affect Their Driving

CBS News reports the FDA has issued a warning that some of the common OTC medicines could make people “too drowsy” and affect their ability to drive safely. The agency notes that the medicines include antihistamines, antidiarrheals and anti-emetics. “You can … Continue reading

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Featured Link — 4 Paws for Ability

This organization provides service animals for people of all ages, including children. Here is some information from the site: Mission Statement 4 Paws for Ability, Inc. mission is to: Enrich the lives of children with disabilities by the training and … Continue reading

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Long-Distance Relationships: Care For Your Aging Parents From Afar

We all want to care for our parents when they get older, but it can be difficult if you live in another city, state or even a different country. Fortunately, many elderly people are becoming more comfortable with technology and … Continue reading

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is September 27

The Drug Enforcement Agency is sponsoring a National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, scheduled for September 27, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. On that day you can take medications to various locations for safe disposal. This is much better … Continue reading

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Safety Features That Should Be In Every Seniors Home

Did you know that two million seniors are treated for injuries sustained in falls in their homes every year? As you age, it is only natural to be vulnerable to serious injuries after a fall because you have less density … Continue reading

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GM Expands Vehicle Recall by 971,000 Cars Built 2007-2011

The recall affecting General Motors is getting out of hand, and may threaten the safety of many thousand drivers. Here is a summary of news reports about the recalls: In continuing coverage of the General Motors vehicle recalls over problems … Continue reading

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Six Home Safety Tips Every Senior Should Follow

This article is from Robert Bronson, a baby boomer who recently retired from the financial services industry. When he’s not spoiling his two granddaughters, he likes to blog about issues that matter to seniors. Almost 30 percent of Americans over age … Continue reading

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Car Crash and Fatality Rates Falling for Age 70+ Drivers

Here’s some unexpected good news for older drivers — you’re getting more safe, not less safe, as you age. At least that’s the conclusion of a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. There are a number of contributing factors, including … Continue reading

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Recognize the Warning Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

This is a guest post from Lederer and Nojima LLP, a California-based Personal Injury Law Firm. There are hundreds of studies that show that nursing home abuse is something we all need to be concerned about. As our parents and grandparents age, … Continue reading

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