Slipping and falling aren’t the only hazards of stepping into the shower. Hot water scalding is also a very real potential danger. Elderly people are at the highest risk from scald injuries as their skin is thinner and less tolerant to extreme water temperatures. All it takes is a moment of carelessness and the faucet […]
As memory wanes with age, it isn’t unreasonable to say that even someone who is very careful could end up forgetting to take their medication or accidentally take them twice. Many of our aging parents require an arsenal of pills daily for common elderly afflictions such as diabetes, blood pressure, Alzheimer’s, depression, and cholesterol. Children […]
Is the E-Pill Automatic Pill Dispenser the answer? Tracking down dozens of pill bottles multiple times a day would be a painstaking task for even the most patient among us. But when it comes to elderly parents suffering from memory loss and living miles away, dosing out medications can be a daily discomfort for everyone involved. […]
Have you considered buying a PERS system for your aging parent or parents? PERS systems (Personal Emergency Response Systems) are great way to help keep family members safe. They allow them to quickly and easily make a phone call, either to a professional monitoring center or to friends and family, in the case of an […]
Senior alert systems, also known as medical alarms, are devices that are designed to call for help if you can’t reach the phone. They consist of an alert button you wear on your body and (usually) a base station that dials for help. They can either dial pre-programmed numbers or dial a monitoring center. I […]
If you’re an adult child looking after an elderly parent, especially from a distance, you know the constant nagging background worry that something has happened and they’re not okay. A new service called POM4U aims to put this worry to rest. POM4U is short for Peace Of Mind For You, and it works both ways, […]
Have you seen those news articles where an older person has been the victim of a home invasion but they foiled the attack by activating their medical alert? Medical alert systems aren’t specifically designed for this use case, but they do perform well at it. (What they’re designed for is getting help in a medical […]
This towel bar is a great addition to any bathroom. With its good looks and separate towel bar it’s an attractive option for bathroom safety. This bar provides a 350 lb. capacity which is substantially more than most. Place this bar near toilet, shower or tub in any bathroom to help prevent accidents.