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  • Fall proofing your home

    Dec 15, 2018 | Posted by the Editor, SeniorInsider

    If you are concerned about elderly safety—whether your own or someone else’s—there are a number of precautions you can take to significantly lessen the risks of a potentially dangerous fall. As we age, we may find it increasingly difficult to get around our home, making it necessary to make adjustments and additions to increase safety. Many of these “helpers” can be installed on your own–even if you’re only marginally handy–while more extensive aids may require the services of a contractor or handyman in the senior home.

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  • Preventing repair scams

    Dec 15, 2018 | Posted by the Editor, SeniorInsider

    As the old saying goes, “beware of strangers bearing gifts,” and this is especially true when considering elderly home safety issues. Unfortunately, seniors are more and more often the target of fraud or financial crimes. This breach of elderly home safety occurs because many older folks have worked hard throughout their lives, building up significant assets. Seniors may unwittingly further compromise their elderly home safety through the fear of losing their financial independence. There are many scams that are a serious threat to elderly home safety and security. Thankfully, you can educate yourself about the most common scams, including those that can drain your bank account.

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  • Home safety for seniors

    Dec 15, 2018 | Posted by

    Senior safety in your home can be of paramount importance.  The facts are clear—more than 15,000 seniors aged 65 and older die each year as a direct result of a fall. Further, the lack of senior safety can cost you in financial ways you had not even imagined.  Considering that in 2008 over 61% of all bankruptcies in the U.S. were filed by seniors who had suffered a fall-related injury which led to debilitating health issues, senior safety is not a subject to take lightly. 

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