senior safety

  1. Preparedness for Older Americans
    Categories: Health and First Aid Advice for Seniors

    Preparedness for Older Americans

    May is National Older Americans Month. It’s a great opportunity for families to discuss the needs of their parents, grandparents, and other older adult members of the family. Preparedness is the same no matter your age, but older Americans may want to consider adapting their personal preparedness plans because of access or functional needs, such as medication needs, hearing or...
  2. Fire Safety for Older Adults
    Categories: Fire Safety & Evacuation & Health and First Aid Advice for Seniors

    Fire Safety for Older Adults

    Fires are a serious risk in colder seasons - and even more so for older adults and children - We have talked about many safety concerns for seniors, including Seniors and Scalding Burn Injuries, Helping to prevent falling at home, Seniors Staying Alone and special Winter Dangers for Seniors. Now let's take a look at how home firs risks may be a little different for the elderly...
  3. Cooking Safety for Older Adults
    Categories: Burn First Aid & Safety & Health and First Aid Advice for Seniors

    Cooking Safety for Older Adults

    After Children, Seniors are the group that suffer the most scald injuries and Emergency Room visits resultant thereof. For Burn Awareness Week, we'd like to share some Kitchen Tips for avoiding these painful and dangerous burns: DO: Use oven mitts, not towels, to handle hot pots and pans Use caution when cooking with grease – keep burner on a low...
  4. Seniors and Scalding Burn Injuries
    Categories: Burn First Aid & Safety & Health and First Aid Advice for Seniors

    Seniors and Scalding Burn Injuries

    Aside from perception and mobility hazards, older adults can be at greater risk of scald burn injuries, as poor microcirculation can also cause deeper and more serious burns. For Burn Awareness Week, we would like to share some precautions to take to help reduce burn and scald injuries in Seniors: ~ Older adults may have conditions that make them more...
  5. 10,000 Children Hospitalized with Burns
    Categories: Burn First Aid & Safety & Child Safety

    10,000 Children Hospitalized with Burns

    About 10,000 children are hospitalized annually with burn injuries... remember that burns don't only come from fire. During Burn Awareness Week this year, we want you to become more aware of scald hazards - from cooking, hot foods and liquids, steam and other risks like bathing. Every minute, someone in the United States suffers a burn injury serious enough to...
  6. Senior Safety: Helping to prevent falling at home
    Categories: Health and First Aid Advice for Seniors

    Senior Safety: Helping to prevent falling at home

    We talk about workplace Fall Safety often, but what about at home? It’s not a secret, the cost of senior living continues to rise. For this reason, more people are wanting to revamp their homes for aging in place. In some cases, seniors are selling their homes to buy a new home that has either already been modified or will...

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