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After the discussion we had concerning bathroom safety for seniors, the next logical step is to talk about safety tips for other areas in the home. If you are a family member caring for an aging parent, there are several things you can do to lower the risk of injury in their home.
In The Kitchen Area:
Added by Kathi Galasso on June 23, 2010 at 9:32am — No Comments
As we approach the 4th of July holiday weekend, take a little time to review some ways to make your holiday festive and safe.
Food Safety: We all want our family and friends to enjoy our food, but maintaining the proper temperature is imperative. Cold food should be cold and hot food hot. When serving salads or cut-up fruits, the easiest way to keep them chilled is to place the bowl of food on top of a larger bowl…Continue
Added by Kathi Galasso on June 16, 2010 at 9:32am — No Comments
As the population ages, the idea of living independently becomes more and more important. Being safe at home can make the difference in whether someone can continue living on their own, or needs to live with assistance.
Most injuries which take place in the home are fall-related, and the large majority of those injuries occur in the bathroom. Many of the elderly bathe less often than they should for fear of falling, getting in or out…Continue
Added by Kathi Galasso on June 8, 2010 at 11:04am — No Comments
Did you know that white vinegar has been used for 10,000 years? It's true, and the many uses of vinegar continue to grow. Because of its acidity, vinegar cleaning is effective for killing mold, bacteria and germs. And using vinegar for cleaning is much more environmentally friendly than using harsh chemicals...not to mention, it's very cost-effective. Vinegar can also be used in the garden, laundry or as a health aid.
Here are some interesting and unexpected everyday uses for…Continue
Added by Kathi Galasso on June 1, 2010 at 8:15am — No Comments