What are the Odds of Your Burglary Being Solved?

In the dead of night a burglar broke in. Valuables were taken, the home was turned upside down, and home security equipment wasn’t available to show police officers any suspects or provide leads on burglars. Fingerprints weren’t found on glass...

Track Your Property: How to Create an Inventory of Your Valuables

The entrance is decorated with a clock that has been passed down for generations. The kitchen has a historic set of Tupperware from the presidency of Harry Truman, though they’re rarely used. Inside the bedroom lies favorite jewelry of the...

A Guide to Fire Safety for Older Adults

We’ve all been fast asleep and jolted awake by a sudden noise. Usually someone in the home dropped something, or they were too loud in the kitchen. Fortunately in these moments we don’t have to respond quickly. We are able...

Deck the Halls with Home Security: A Guide to Holiday Safety

The holiday season is one of the most joyous times of the year — not only for families — but burglars as well. Thieves will seek out homes with expensive gifts inside or strike whenever families are on vacation. Unfortunately,...

The Complete Guide to Holiday Fire Prevention

In National Lampoon’s “Christmas Vacation,” Buddy Griswold loses sight of Uncle Lewis for a moment while the family’s eating dinner. Meanwhile, Uncle Lewis decides to light a cigar right in front of the Christmas tree. In this short sequence the...

Inform the Family: Creating a Meetup Plan for Disasters

Rachel is staring at the milk display at the grocery store. “Almond or whole?,” she wonders. Seems like a simple decision, and it should have been made in the car. But once the options were staring at her, she began...

Prepare for Emergency Now: Information for Older Adults

In Florida a severe hurricane can force homeowners to evacuate days ahead of the storm. In New York a snowstorm can cause power outages that leave people stranded in their home for days. In California an earthquake can unexpectedly rattle...

What are the Odds of Your Burglary Being Solved?

In the dead of night a burglar broke in. Valuables were taken, the home was turned upside down, and home security equipment wasn’t available to show police officers any suspects or provide leads on burglars. Fingerprints weren’t found on glass...

Turkey Talk: How to Avoid a Turkey Fire During Thanksgiving

Each Thanksgiving, in between loading plates with extra sweet potatoes and watching football, 46 million turkeys are eaten by families across the country. In 2012 alone, the average American ate 16 pounds of turkey. That’s a lot of turkey. We...

Automation for Alzheimer’s: How New Technology can Help Family Members with Dementia

Poorly-lit stairs, electrical wires, rugs, and other household errors might be common situations that homeowners encounter. Usually a solution is found—the hazard is removed—and people continue moving about their day. But for those who struggle with dementia or Alzheimer’s, the...