Home Safety Tips

Home Safety Tips

Lifestyle
Due to the growing popularity of in-home care for seniors, it's important to make sure you and your loved one are aware of the potential dangers present in the home and prepare accordingly. General Home Safety Please use the following home safety tips for seniors to help your loved one stay safe. Consider a medical alert or a buddy system. Keep a fire extinguisher and smoke detector on every floor. Use extreme caution when smoking. Never smoke when alone or in bed. Always get up slowly after sitting or lying down. Take your time, and make sure you have your balance. Wear proper fitting shoes with low heels. Use a correctly measured walking aid. Remove or tack down all scatter rugs. Remove electrical or telephone cords from traffic areas. Avoid…
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Estate Planning

Estate Planning

Lifestyle
When you reach your sunset years, your estate plan becomes more important than ever. Your estate plan will detail your wishes regarding a number of crucial financial and medical decisions. For example, who would you like to receive your assets and property after you pass away? If you become incapacitated, whom would you like to make pivotal medical decisions for you? How will you eliminate stress and complications for your loved ones after your death? Although these topics are not often pleasant to think about, you cannot deny their importance. For help, check out the tips below regarding estate planning for seniors. Estate Planning for Seniors It’s never too late to get started! It is best to create an estate plan in your younger years, so that you are always prepared…
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Water Conservation at Home

Water Conservation at Home

Lifestyle
Water conservation has become an essential practice in all regions, even in areas where water seems abundant.  In addition to saving money on your utility bill, water conservation helps prevent water pollution in nearby lakes, rivers and local watersheds. Conserving water can also extend the life of your septic system by reducing soil saturation, and reducing any pollution due to leaks. Overloading municipal sewer systems can also cause untreated sewage to flow to lakes and rivers. The smaller the amount of water flowing through these systems, the lower the likelihood of pollution. In some communities, costly sewage system expansion has been avoided by communitywide household water conservation. Water conservation in the home... Check faucets and pipes for leaks A small drip from a worn faucet washer can waste 20 gallons…
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