Smart Ways to Keep Your Family Healthy and Safe

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What are the best ways to make certain that everyone in your family is healthy and safe year-round? For starters, teach your kids about fire safety. Also consider installing a reliable alarm system, getting flu shots for everyone in the family and doing other things that increase your general level of security and good health. Here are some of the top ways that people all over the world keep their loved ones safe and sound.

Know Fire Safety Techniques

Contact your local fire station and ask for a safety packet. These little booklets are packed with useful information. You’ll learn how to conduct an in-home drill, teach youngsters about how to know if a fire has started, check and make sure that everyone is out of the house as soon as possible, and more. To make sure children remember all the protocols, try to have a drill once every three months, and let older children be the leaders of the sessions when they’re ready to put their skills to the test.

Install an Alarm System

Modern alarms have a lot going for them as they’re loud, effective and inexpensive. In addition to smoke alarms, consider hiring a professional to install a basic house alarm system that includes all windows, doors, gates, garages and entryways. You don’t need to spend a bundle making sure that your house is able to deter thieves, intruders, and burglars.

Get Flu Shots Every Year

Unless you are allergic to the flu vaccine, it makes good sense to get a shot every season. Young children are especially susceptible to harsh symptoms of influenza because their bodies haven’t had enough time to build up much natural immunity as adults have. If you want your family to get through flu season without any major or minor illnesses, consider getting your shots as a group at one of the many local pharmacies, churches or community centers that offer such services. Costs are minimal in most cases and free at some clinics.

Install a Home Elevator

People often associate private residential elevators with luxury, convenience and classy living. That’s an accurate impression, but there’s another key advantage to having an elevator in your house which is safety. If your household includes older people who have trouble negotiating stairways, the potential for a fall is quite high. Installing a lift from American Home Elevator can make a big difference in mobility for an elderly relative or a very young child who has difficulty going up and down steps.

Teach Kids About Stranger Danger

Children of all ages need to learn about avoiding contact with strangersChildren of all ages need to learn about avoiding contact with strangers.. There are multiple books and free video downloads on the topic, most of which do a good job of teaching the basics, which should include:

  • Never going anywhere with someone other than an approved relative or friend
  • Never revealing private information to strangers
  • Always locking doors and refraining from answering them when alone
  • Not discussing home security measures with anyone other than parents
  • Knowing to run away when anyone tries to get them into a car, house or apartment
  • Never to accept gifts from people they don’t know

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