Category Archives: Safety Issues for the Elderly

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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GPS Gadgets Let You Track Your Kid, Elderly Loved One, or Car

One of the greatest fears of families with a member who has dementia is that the person will walk or drive away and just never return. This is less a concern when the family member is in assisted living than … Continue reading

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Poison Control Centers Seeing Increased Calls About E-Cigarettes

The Knoxville (TN) News Sentinel reports that, according to a Kosair Children’s Hospital report, nationwide poison control centers have seen calls concerning e-cigarettes increase 161%. Researchers also found that approximately 30% of e-cigarettes contain almost as much formaldehyde and acrolein as conventional … Continue reading

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Hot Tub Safety Precautions for Seniors

This guest post is from Theresa Silva, a fitness instructor and mother of three boys who blogs in her spare time (which isn’t much). Hot tubs, spas and public baths hark back to the famous baths of ancient Rome, which promoted cleansing, … Continue reading

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Elder Abuse: The Dark Side of Retirement Homes

This guest post was provided by Sandy Wallace, an aspiring lawyer with a strong interest in social issues. If you or your loved ones have experienced elder abuse, Sandy encourages seeking legal representation. As we age, the need for ongoing care … Continue reading

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