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The HeatTrak Homeowner Blog

Facilities Maintenance, Safety and Surviving the Snow

Entrance Mats are Critical for Senior Safety in Winter

Each year, some 2.8 million seniors are treated in emergency rooms for injuries due to falling, a good percentage of which occur during the icy, slippery months of winter. If you have older folks in your life, you know how worried they can be about slip-and-fall accidents.  One of the...

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7 Tips to Keep Seniors Safe and Warm During Winter Months

Winter is a season marked by the joy of celebration and the beauty of snow-blanketed landscapes. However, winter also brings with it potential hazards and safety concerns that, for seniors, can turn the season into one fraught with anxiety and fear. With some information and a bit of preparation, winter...

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HeatTrak in Action: Our New Video!

The winter months are tricky to navigate for anyone, but the group that faces the most difficulty is unquestionably the elderly. They have an increased susceptibility to slipping and falling, and are more sensitive to the cold weather conditions. HeatTrak solves those problems by clearing a safe path to freedom...

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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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6 Ways You Can Help Your Elderly Neighbors This Winter

Everyone living in a cold, northern climate zone, and even those residing in "mid-level states" like Colorado, Missouri, or Maryland, must deal with significant challenges every winter season. The elderly, however, are particularly vulnerable to the effects of snow, ice, slush, and low outdoor temperatures. One of the best ways...

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How To Prepare Your Elderly Parents for a Winter Storm

One of the most painful moments in a person’s life is when they realize they must submit to the ultimate role reversal and become their parents’ caretaker. Nagging calls switch directions and no longer discuss your love life but rather your mother’s doctor appointments. Instead of seeking your father out...

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Top Winter Safety Tips for the Elderly to Keep in Mind

Every winter season brings in its wake a number of significantly increased health risks, particularly for elderly citizens. One recent study published in the international health and science journal Injury Prevention, for example, found that the risk of serious hip fractures increased by 27% during winter for those between the...

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5 Winter Safety Resources for the Elderly/Disabled Homeowner

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, slip-and-fall accidents are the leading cause of injury for those age 65 and older, with over a third in this group falling fatally or non-fatally each year. The disabled also experience high rates of slip-and-fall incidents, and every year, thousands are...

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