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The HeatTrak Homeowner Blog

Facilities Maintenance, Safety and Surviving the Snow

How to Choose the Best Snow-Shovel for Seniors

Every winter, thousands of seniors injure themselves while shoveling snow, with slips, falls, hypothermia, frostbite, and muscle strain the usual causes.  Rather than risk injury, many seniors prefer to hire someone—or ask a friend or neighbor—to shovel them out.  Others avoid risk by installing a heated driveway or using snow-melting...

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A Reality Check for Seniors Living Alone in Wintertime

With modern technologies at their disposal, more awareness of smart, healthy lifestyle practices, and a wider range of connectivity, seniors have developed into a stronger, more independent generation than history has ever seen before. Of course, as a senior living on your own, there are certain situations you need to...

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8 Winter Safety Tips for Seniors

When outdoor temperatures plummet and snow and ice cover the ground, conditions are dangerous for everyone, but it is seniors who suffer the most each winter from hypothermia, frostbite, slip-and-fall incidents, and other accidents. By better understanding wintertime dangers, seniors can better prepare and minimize the risks. Here are 8 winter...

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5 Ways to Get Help With Snow Removal for Your Elderly Parents

The winter months are tricky to navigate for anyone, but the group of people who faces the most difficulty is unquestionably the elderly. To start, seniors are very susceptible to slipping and falling--one third of people aged 65 and older falls each year, and approximately 31% of those are due...

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Helping Seniors Prevent Social Isolation During Winter Months

Social isolation can be a major problem for seniors during the winter. With low temperatures and hazardous conditions, most elderly people stay indoors when the cold season hits. But, being alone and indoors for long periods can lead to depression, anxiety, and distress, which is why it’s important for senior...

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