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Blog Category: Safety Products

Sleep Better With Patriot Plus
Posted by Deb Spinelli on 11/12/2015
If you need a hospital quality bed in your home, you can't go wrong with the Patriot Plus Homecare Bed Full Electric. Proudly made in the USA, the Patriot Plus provides better mattress support than the average spring deck mattress. With a robust grid sleep surface that is durable enough to last for years to come, and a comfortable feel that will ensure a good night's sleep, the Patriot Plus is a great option for long term at-home care or short-term surgery recovery.

Fire Safety And The Elderly
Posted by Deb Spinelli on 10/20/2015
After age 65, people are twice as likely to be killed or injured in a fire compared to the rest of the population. Therefore, knowing what to do in the event of a fire is particularly important for older adults. The issue of fire safety among the elderly has garnered much attention in recent years. In fact, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have developed a program around key safety tips for older adults in the event of a fire. The program is called “Remembering When: A Fire And Fall Prevention Program for Older Adults.” The program offers a variety of guidelines to increase fire safety for the elderly.

The Importance Of An Elderly Home Safety Checklist
Posted by Deb Spinelli on 10/15/2015
Whether you are preparing to welcome an elderly loved one into your own home, of if you simply want to ensure that your loved one's home is still safe, an elderly home safety checklist is a great way to assess any home's safety and what moves need to be taken to improve safety conditions. You can ask your loved one's physician for a safety checklist, or get one through a local senior center or other social agency. Here are some examples of questions that might appear on a typical elderly home safety checklist. These can be altered based upon your loved one's health and individual needs.

Simple Home Safety Tips For The Elderly
Posted by Deb Spinelli on 10/13/2015
In-home care for seniors has grown increasingly popular in recent years. This is a good thing, as it allows an aging population to remain at home longer among family. However, there are some dangers associated with at-home care for seniors. If your home is not made safe for the seniors who reside there, then otherwise avoidable accidents may result. Here are some basic tips to ensure overall home safety for at-home seniors.

Kitchen Tips To Keep The Elderly Safe
Posted by Deb Spinelli on 10/8/2015
Kitchen safety is an important part of keeping your elderly loved one safe at home. The bathroom may be the most likely place in the home for an accident involving an elderly person to occur, but the kitchen comes in a very close second. In reality, the kitchen can be a dangerous place for anyone. Hot stove tops and ovens, sharp knives, and potentially slippery floors are all possible causes of accident or injury. For those 65 and older, these things, along with diminishing eye sight and the potential balance issues that come with age, make practicing kitchen safety even more important.

Preventing Slip And Fall Accidents In Winter
Posted by Deb Spinelli on 10/6/2015
Did you know that falls are the leading cause of injury among the elderly? As winter approaches, it is necessary to take added precautions to ensure that you or your elderly loved one does not fall as a result of icy winter weather.

The Importance Of Quality Sleep For Seniors
Posted by Deb Spinelli on 9/10/2015
As we age, our sleeping patterns may change. This is perfectly normal. Older adults tend to fall asleep earlier, wake earlier, or sleep less deeply. These changes are nothing to worry about. However, waking up tired every day or being unable to fall asleep or stay asleep might be indications of insomnia, which is not a normal age-related sleep change.

Maintaining Mobility
Posted by Deb Spinelli on 8/18/2015
Continuing mobility is very important to help older people maintain meaningful participation in social and physical activities as they age. Mobility is crucial to active aging and continued mobility enables the elderly to experience positive quality of life and better overall health.

Make Pill Organization Easy
Posted by Deb Spinelli on 8/13/2015
A 2010 study revealed that half of all men and women over age 65 take 5 or more medications each week. Nearly 15% of the elderly take a whopping 10 medications per week! The more medications a person takes, the easier it can become to miss a dose or even mix up different prescriptions. By following a few simple medication organization techniques, however, keeping track of your prescriptions can be easy.

Making Your Bathroom Safer for Older Adults
Posted by Deb Spinelli on 7/14/2015
Did you know that 80% of falls among seniors occur in the bathroom? If you are caring for an elderly relative in a home setting, it is essential to safety-proof the bathroom(s) to avoid falls or other related injuries. In addition to safety, comfort is another important consideration when redesigning your bathroom to accommodate an older loved one.

Some Simple Advice to Prevent Falls
Posted by Deb Spinelli on 7/9/2015
A fall can spell catastrophe for an older adult. Each year, over two million adults over age 65 are treated in the emergency room for injuries related to falls. As we age, our bones lose density or mass. Beneficial bone building minerals, such as calcium, can also become depleted with age. This is why older bones are more prone to breakage.

Bathroom Aides-Staying Safe
Posted by Deb Spinelli on 7/13/2013
One aspect of your home, more specifically the bathroom, holds many difficulties and risks, especially as you grow older. While it's easy to overlook problems until they occur, planning ahead and knowing what may present as an issue is important. At Maven Medical, we can help you identify problems in your home and offer you products to assist with these issues.