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From monthly archives: October 2010

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Safe Steps for Senior Safety

According to the home Safety Council, studies have shown that most senior citizens want to live in their own homes for as long as possible, which often make family members worry about their safety. Studies have also stated that on average a third of people age sixty-five and over will fall at least once each year; and half of those age eighty and older will fall at least once a year. The following are simple ways to ensure a safer home for your loved ones. Stairs:Always try to have a well lit staircase by installing lights at the top and bottom of the stairs. It is also suggested to have nightlights in the hallways, bedroom, and bathroom. Be sure to have handrails on both sides of the stairs and steps. Handrails must go from the top to the bottom of the stairs. Outdoor steps and sidewalks should be clear and free of any broken or chipped steps. Grab Bars:Install grab bars in your showers and bathtubs. If grab bars already exist, be sure to check for strength and stability. Medications:Be sure to store all ...

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Keeping It Bright on Halloween Night

It’s that time of the year again when ghosts, witches, skeletons, and pumpkins appear as decorations around the home for the spooky celebration of Halloween. Children and adults are often excited for the tricks and treats during this time of the year, and most are aware of the safety tips for trick-or-treating, yet they often forget that Halloween safety starts at home. Useful Safety Tips: Jack-o-lantern’s are often seen as tradition during Halloween, but be sure to use the proper equipment when carving pumpkins and always supervise. Battery-powered candles are preferable to real ones, but if you decide to use a real candle be sure to place the pumpkin away from where trick-or-treaters will walk and away from paper or cloth yard decorations that can be blown into the flaming candle. Never leave the house with candles burning, also be sure they are placed in stable holders where they cannot be knocked down.  If you have light decorations outdoor or indoors, be sure to inspect the lights for frayed wires, bare ...

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The Truth About Your Garage

A list of helpful tips for keeping your home garage a safe environment

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Having a home safety plan

The importance of having a plan for evacuating the home before a crisis arises

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