Monday, February 02, 2015
• If your loved one is still driving, ride with him or her frequently to be sure they can still handle the challenges of the road.
• Many seniors are computer-savvy, but may need to be reminded not to put personal information online or click on links in emails. Seniors are often the targets of thieves who want to get their hands on retirement nest eggs. Teach seniors how to recognize potential Internet scams.
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• Consider getting your senior relative a medical alert system so they can reach someone if they become ill or injured.
• Make sure to regularly change batteries in smoke alarms and have working fire extinguishers in the house. Consider a home-delivery meal service for seniors who can no longer cook safely.
Master Lock has a wide variety of high-quality locks for both interior and exterior doors. Make copies of all keys for yourself.
• Clearly label medications and place in containers labeled by day to minimize the risk of overdose. Check on your loved one’s medication use frequently to be sure that prescriptions are being taken correctly.
These are just a few of the steps you can take to help the senior members of your family live safely. If you’re part of the Sandwich Generation, feel free to share your tips in the Comments section below!
Disclosure: As a member of the Master Lock Live Secure Safety Squad, I have received products and compensation to facilitate my honest reviews and as a thank-you for sharing valuable information. All opinions are 100% my own.