Senior Safety

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Ensuring Financial and Identity Security for Seniors

Kasey Tross | Jul 2, 2018 | Senior Safety

Financial Safety Tips for Seniors As adults age, their risk for being targeted by scammers increases, but that doesn’t mean everyone is bound to experience financial fraud. Knowing scam tactics and fraud warning signs—and how…

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Safety Hazards to Watch for Around the House

Rebecca Edwards | Jun 7, 2018 | Home Safety, Safety Tips, Senior Safety

Creating a safe environment where your family can grow and thrive is a top priority. Thankfully, though a number of serious safety hazards lurk around the average home, most of these concerns can be addressed…

Use home security to make living alone safer

9 Ways to Stay Safe When You Live Alone

Rebecca Edwards | May 16, 2018 | Home Automation, Home Safety, Senior Safety

If you live alone, you’re in good company. More people than ever before are living by themselves:  In 2016, there were almost thirty-six million Americans living in single-person households.1 Compare that with the thirty million…

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Internet Safety: How to Avoid Online Scams

Alexia Chianis | Mar 5, 2018 | Internet Safety, Senior Safety

Internet fraud is alive and well, and it’s costing victims thousands of dollars. In fact, the FBI’s Internet Crime Compliant Center (IC3) received nearly 300,000 complaints of online fraud in 2015—that’s an average of almost…

The Smartest Solutions to Keep Your Second Home Secure

Rebecca Edwards | Sep 6, 2017 | Home Safety, Senior Safety

Real estate can be a great investment. A second home—whether it’s a rental property, your vacation home, or where your parents live—comes with a lot of perks. However, it also brings a lot of responsibility:…

10 Ways to Feel Safe When You’re Home Alone

Cassie Tolhurst | May 16, 2018 | Home Safety, Senior Safety

Being home alone can be a nerve-wracking experience, especially if it’s your first time home alone or if you’ve recently moved out on your own. If you’re out on your own for the first time,…

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10 Ways to Upgrade Your Home for an Older Family Member

Rebecca Edwards | Sep 6, 2017 | Safety Tips, Senior Safety

You want your home to be a place where every member of your family feels welcome, comfortable, and safe. As parents and loved ones age, you may need to make some changes around the house…

The Top 5 Stair-Assist Chairs

Hillary Johnston | Sep 6, 2017 | SafeWise Recommends, Senior Safety

Even though they’re part of everyday life, stairs can be hazardous—especially for people with limited mobility. Thankfully, stair-assist chairs provide a safe way to move up and down stairs, reduce caregiver stress, and provide independence….

A Comprehensive Review of ADT’s Medical Alert Systems

Caroline Maurer | Sep 6, 2017 | Equipment Reviews, Senior Safety

Medical alert devices are your lifeline to emergency services. If you fall, become disoriented, have a stroke or heart attack, get in a car accident, or suffer any distress, a push of a button connects…

Home Safety Tools that Provide Independence for Seniors and Caregivers

Medical Guardian | Sep 6, 2017 | Safety Tips, SafeWise Experts, Senior Safety

This piece was written for SafeWise by the medical alert experts at Medical Guardian.  There are several self-care tasks we do every day without thinking twice about them, like showering and getting dressed in the…