Since children can also be the victims of abuse, neglect and exploitation, each of us should be familiar with the different types of child abuse:
Child abuse is any form of physical, emotional and/or sexual mistreatment or lack of care that causes injury, emotional damage or death because of som...
Contacting your Medical Practitioner
When to Contact your Medical Practitioner
You should contact your Medical Practitioner if:
You have a persistent, high fever that is above 103˚ Fahrenheit (39.4˚ Celsius) or a fever that lasts more than 3-days.
Your cold becomes unusually bad, e.g., you have:
a severe cough that lingers more th...
Elder abuse, neglect or exploitation can take place in the home, in a residential setting, or in the community. All types of abuse, neglect and exploitation harm the older person. Elder abuse is never acceptable and is often a crime. It can happen to you or it can happen to someone else..
Guard Against Infections
Infections occur when the body is invaded by microorganisms (e.g., bacteria, viruses, and parasites) which are not normally in the body. These microorganisms can multiply rapidly causing an infection that may or may not have symptoms. It can range from mild inflammation in one person to an epi...
Fire Safety Precautions
Do not smoke while using oxygen. Do not smoke in bed.
Do not use lighted matches or candles around any gas.
Do not use frayed electrical cords.
Do not store gasoline in your home.
Do not place heaters near curtains, furniture or paper.
Turn off heating pad be...
A medical emergency is an event that you reasonably believe threatens your or someone else in such a manner that immediate medical care is needed to prevent death or serious harm to health.
When to Call “9-1-1”
Examples of medical emergencies include:
someone faints/passes out or is found unre...
Natural disasters can develop suddenly and without warning. Therefore, you should know the principles of safety and First Aid. All members of the household need to plan survival actions for at least 72-hours, whether you shelter-in-place or evacuate. This Client Handbook will provide some general...
Protect Your Personal Safety
Each of us needs to take precautions to guard against becoming a victim of crime. But, elderly people are more vulnerable, as they are not as able to defend themselves as well as younger people can, plus they take longer to recover from their injuries. There are some precautions you can take to r...
Protect Yourself at Home
As your health and safety is of utmost importance to us, we will assess your home Safety to help you identify areas in your home, which may be hazardous for you.
Store food, dishes, and cooking equipment within easy reach. Place the most frequently used items between e...