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‘Tis the Season … to Practice Decorating Safety!

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates that each year during the holiday season, 15,000 people rush to the emergency department due to injuries involving decorating. Falling from a ladder or stepping on broken ornaments may be funny in holiday movies, but in real life, these and similar mishaps result in visits to the emergency room, or calls to fire departments, for thousands of consumers each year. “There are about 250 injuries a day during the holiday season. Adding safety to your checklist can keep a holiday tradition from becoming a holiday tragedy,” said CPSC Commissioner Robert S. Adler. “Keep Christmas trees watered well, don’t leave candles unattended, and use caution whenever you are on a ladder.” […]

By |December 21st, 2016|Home Safety|Comments Off on ‘Tis the Season … to Practice Decorating Safety!
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Medication Safety: Give Your Medicine Cabinet a Spring Cleaning

Yes, it’s time for the annual spring cleaning ritual, and what better place to start than your medicine cabinet?  Medication safety involves getting rid of things you no longer use—like that six-year-old box of teeth-whitening strips and empty bottles of travel-sized shampoo—getting rid of prescription and over-the-counter medications that have long since expired can keep [...]

By |April 13th, 2016|Home Safety|Comments Off on Medication Safety: Give Your Medicine Cabinet a Spring Cleaning
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Carbon Monoxide – Home Safety First When Turning Up the Heat!

As temperatures drop, more people will turn on heaters to stay warm. The nation’s emergency physicians warn about the potential risks involved with heating your homes and bodies. Home Safety and Heating Your Home! “Every year, tragically, people are burned, start fires, get an electric shock and even die from carbon monoxide poisoning, because they [...]

By |December 3rd, 2014|Home Safety|Comments Off on Carbon Monoxide – Home Safety First When Turning Up the Heat!
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3 Simple Steps To Home Safety Modifications For Aging In Place!

Performing home safety repairs and adding features that allow the home to be more accessible creates a better environment for people of every age and ability. According to the AARP Public Policy Institute, 90 percent of Americans age 50 and older intend to stay in their own homes. There are many good things to be [...]

By |October 14th, 2014|Elder Care, Home Health Care, Home Safety|Comments Off on 3 Simple Steps To Home Safety Modifications For Aging In Place!