High-tech Gadgets Monitor Seniors’ Safety At Home

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In this May 22, 2013 photo provided by the University of Missouri, Bob Harrison prepares a snack in his TigerPlace apartment in Columbia, Mo., as different sensors mounted near the ceiling record activity patterns. The sensor technology is unobtrusive and does not interfere with his everyday tasks. Researchers at the University of Missouri are studying high-tech monitoring systems that promise new safety nets for seniors living on their own.

Rantz said her mother never fully recovered, and died six months later. “When we started this team, I said we are not going to make anybody wear anything or push any buttons, because my mother refused and I don’t think she’s any different than a lot of other people in this world,” Rantz said. Monitoring raises important privacy questions, about just what is tracked and who has access to it, cautioned Jeff Makowka of AARP. To work, the high-tech approach has to be “less about, ‘We’re watching you, Grandma,’ but ‘Hey, Grandma, how come you didn’t make coffee this morning?'” he said. Sensor prices are another hurdle, although Makowka said they’re dropping.
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Senior safety is the leader of the swat team

Williamson, who is 5 feet 11 1/2 and 180 pounds, has five interceptions and two forced fumbles this season for the Cardinals (12-0). Posted in: Colerain , Football , Recruiting Add your comment Guidelines: You share in the this community, so please keep your comments smart and civil. Don’t attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service , click the “X” in the upper right corner of the comment box to report spam or abuse. We’re using Facebook Comments on articles to create a more civil environment for conversation.
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Senior Safety Tips: Avoid The Dangers of Fires, Falls and Medication Errors

Age is a matter of feeling, not years.

He’s been a staple at defensive back, either at safety or at cornerback, over the past three years and has six interceptions and nine tackles for loss to show for it. Hardy-Tuliau was part of the unit that allowed 182.8 passing yards per game last season, good for 11th nationally. Now he has 12 games, 12 more chances to entertain UH fans with his big-play potential in two facets of play. “I’ve had experience with different coaches, different playing styles. Just excited and ready for the season (starting Aug.
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Senior driving safety still taboo subject

Vehicles are seen during rush hour on the 405 freeway in Los Angeles, California October 3, 2007. The number of senior drivers is expected to soar by 70 percent in the next 20 years but many adults are reluctant to talk to their aging parents about their driving abilities. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

But taking away seniors’ driving privileges has broader implications. “When you take a person’s car away, you’re doing more than just affecting their mobility, you’re affecting their independence,” said Dr. Elizabeth Dugan, a geriatric expert at the University of Massachusetts. “We’ve never before had people live this long and be able to drive, and so this concern about aging drivers really marks a demographic shift,” she added in an interview. Over the next two decades the population of people over 75 in the United States is expected to grow from 18 million to 31 million. The number of elderly driving fatalities could surge to 100,000 over the same time period, according to data released by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Senior Safety in the Home

Lies and deception. Tea needs to give their fight up, their “Toast in the general election. September 10, 2011 08:34 am at 8:34 am | Cigarman I will have to say that this is the most common sense statement Bachman has ever made in her entire life,but no cigar from the cigarman. her and her sister sara are still the biggest frauds in the Republican party, September 10, 2011 08:41 am at 8:41 am | larry So she gave her description of what ss is, that does not mean she’s gonna fight to keep it. You can’t trust her September 10, 2011 09:01 am at 9:01 am | Progressive lady Laughter is in the air,what’s up with all these repub hopefuls,are they becoming more repugnant and Hopeless? September 10, 2011 09:09 am at 9:09 am | Seattle Sue Bachmann continues to slam President Obama and government but will continue taking government money for family farm and her family fraudulent business. What a pretty thief.
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Safety for seniors

Practice the plan at least twice a year. Review prescriptions at least once a year with a doctor or pharmacist. Consider purchasing a Knox Box that provides fire department and EMS access to the home. Many fire and police departments will do free safety inspections of your home. Check with your municipality to see if they offer this service and take advantage of it.
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Colerain senior safety Ryan Williamson verbally commits to Buffalo

In the last several years, seniors have been invited to presentations on senior driving through the Registry of Motor Vehicles; the Homestead Act, presented by Dan Dermody representing the Secretary of States office; identity theft; and the inmate horticultural program presented by the Sheriffs Department; fire safety prevention, by Lt. Steve Adams of the Plymouth Fire Department; 911, by Massachusetts Emergency Telecommunications; and the transition to digital television by Comcast. With TRIAD on the Move, the program wont be stationary. Presentations can be scheduled at different locations around town from North to South Plymouth, West Plymouth to Cedarville. When the issue of transportation to events was raised, Deputy Fire Chief Michael Young suggested getting in touch with local transit agencies to gauge interest in providing transportation for seniors.
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Bachmann lauds seniors’ ‘safety net’

Maintain steps & install ramps and railings: Home hazards include stairs, poor lighting, slippery surfaces, and uneven floors. Check for all these problems inside the home and at entrances. Review prescription medications: Some medications affect balance and alertness. Ask doctors and pharmacists about drug side effects and interactions. Wear a medical alert button: In 2012, US mail carrier Mario Serrano rescued an 87-year-old woman who had fallen in her bathroom and spent two days wedged between her bathtub and toilet. If a fall does happen, a medical alert button allows your relative to call for help immediately.
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