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From Child to Caregiver — Caring for Your Aging Parents

From Child to Caregiver — Caring for Your Aging Parents

The cost of taking care of the elderly is increasing every year. These costs are only going to continue rising as the elderly population doubles by 2050. That means more people are going to need care, and it’s going to cost a lot to provide them with that care. If you have aging parents, one solution is to care for them yourself. Even caring for mom or dad on a part-time basis can help you save money while enabling you to savor every moment that you have left together. But, are you ready for the job? Un… Read more →

Published on August 19, 2017
Chip Cards Aren’t as Foolproof as We Thought

Chip Cards Aren’t as Foolproof as We Thought

There’s nothing like being lulled into a false sense of security. Thinking that your grandma will always live down the street, only to discover that she’s moving to Florida to live the good life. Automatic lights that are supposed to help save you energy, but end up flicking off when you spend too much time at your desk. Life is full of little disappointments, but some are more serious than others. Safety is a huge thing for us here at InHomeSafetyGuide. We know the feeling of thinking that our parents w… Read more →

Published on August 19, 2017
What to Do If Your Social Security Card Is Lost or Stolen

What to Do If Your Social Security Card Is Lost or Stolen

Maybe you’re getting ready to sign the lease on a new apartment and you need to look up your Social Security number. Maybe your new employer wants to see your card. Or maybe you’re applying for a passport. You reach into your wallet and it’s not there. Maybe you know it’s not there because your wallet was stolen. Maybe it’s not there because you swore you put it there but… It doesn’t really matter why or how — your Social Security card is gone. What do you do now? Panic!!! I know that would… Read more →

Published on August 5, 2017
Everyone Falls – Stories of Celebs Who Have Taken a Tumble

Everyone Falls – Stories of Celebs Who Have Taken a Tumble

No one wants to admit that they’re prone to falls. Especially when you’ve spent a lifetime being steady on your feet. That’s why we provide tips on how to approach the subject of a medical alert system with your loved ones. If your parents are as stubborn as mine, you definitely need to get your ducks in a row before you start the conversation. Well, we’ve got some more ammo for you. Everyone falls. Even celebrities. Here are a few of my favorite examples that will (hopefully) help you convince a loved o… Read more →

Published on August 5, 2017
5 Tips for Making Your Bathroom Fall-Proof

5 Tips for Making Your Bathroom Fall-Proof

The bathroom is a surprisingly dangerous place. About 235,000 people over age 15 visit emergency rooms every year due to an injury in the bathroom. The majority of those injuries are experienced by seniors. With statistics like that, it’s no wonder that seniors over the age of 65 are worried about visiting the bathroom in their own home. It doesn’t have to be this way! There are plenty of things you can do to make your bathroom as fall-proof as possible. Use non-slip floor mats Slips and falls freque… Read more →

Published on August 3, 2017