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Helping Seniors Stay Safe

Story By: Lauren Artino

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 1/14/2014

Staying safe is a concern for everyone during the winter months. As the cold weather blankets our area, many seniors find themselves stuck in life-threatening situations. They could slip and fall, their car might break down, or they may get lost and confused.

It's important to have a plan for the seniors in your life, so these things don't happen.Chief of long term care, Diane Ramsey at the Area Agency on Aging tells us more.

"First and foremost, we encourage the older adult to have a plan of action. If they get snowed in, they should have some basic staples on hand. If they need to go out, wear safe shoes and bundle up. If they need to shovel, do it slowly and carefully"

Another great idea comes from the ICE campaign. "ICE" stands for "In Case of Emergency". The idea behind this, to load senior's cell phones with emergency contact information. These numbers are easier to access, and they help emergency responders pick up a senior's phone and their location.

   
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