According to the National Institute on Aging, cognitive health consists of several functions. These include the ability to think clearly, learn, and remember, as well as more advanced functions such as motor, emotional, and sensory responses. Considering that the human brain is ever-changing, along with the fact that the first signs of its gradual decline appear between the ages of 40 and 50, it’s important to take a preventive approach to brain health. Read more
If you’re looking for the best housing option for your parents or senior loved ones, you’ve probably come across something called granny pods. A granny pod, granny flat, in-law unit, or backyard cottage, is basically an ADU accessory dwelling unit most often located in the backyard of a family home. Its purpose is to offer a comfortable and safe living solution to the elderly while giving them the option to maintain an independent lifestyle. Read more
It is calculated that approximately one in four citizens over the age of 65 falls each year. One-fifth of falls result in injury needing to be treated in the emergency room, with older adults being treated for fall-related injuries every 11 seconds. Read more
Technology is advancing faster than most of us can imagine. For those hoping to keep their senior loved ones at home longer, the new products on the market offer welcome solutions. In fact, connected devices – also known as the “Internet of Things,” or “IoT” – are expected to make up more than a billion dollars in annual U.S. sales by 2020. Seniors’ homes will certainly represent a significant portion of that revenue! Read more
Between package pirates waiting to steal your Amazon deliveries right off your porch and peeping neighbors who can’t seem to mind their own business, it’s just not enough to assume that your home – and its contents – will always be safe. That’s why a 2016 survey showed an impressive 20% of polled homeowners using home security cameras – and the number is rising!
When someone we care about ages, it can be overwhelming. There are so many decisions that need to be made regarding health care, financial responsibilities, and independence, and this means some important matters – such as home security – can be overlooked. When it comes to making sure your senior loved one is safe, however, it helps to have an action plan that covers the basics. Here are some of the most effective ways to ensure that their residence is a secure and healthy environment for them to live out their best years.
We surveyed over 1,000 Americans about the secrets they are most and least likely to keep and whether it’s OK to lie in certain situations. We then took this information and examined it by gender, political affiliation, and education level. Continue reading to see which secrets Americans are willing to reveal – and which ones they’d rather take to the grave.
IFTTT stands for “If This, Then That.” It’s a communication protocol that allows different devices to talk to each other. The latest update to the GetSafe app added IFTTT and made the app even more useful. Wondering “what is IFTTT exactly and how do I use it?” Keep reading!
If you’re going to protect your home and your stuff, you need to know what burglars steal, where they look, and how to thwart them. The average burglar prefers items that are easy carry and sell quickly. A single diamond ring can be worth a dozen used TVs, and the ring is much easier to transport. Learn how to protect your home and your stuff from lazy thieves.