security for the elderly

         the elderly are more likely to suffer accidents or be victims of crime

The third age is not regulated in our society with an exact number of years. We see how the press publishes «60 year old old man dies run over». Obviously, a person at 60 years old is still «whole»; then let’s talk about the older adult, since the transition to old age (with physical changes and noticeable slowness of reflexes) varies according to the country and reality. Although the elderly are more prone to accidents or to be victims of crime, we talk very little about the care and safety that these elderly people should have; However, the segment of the elderly has been growing steadily during the last two decades, and advances in medicine and quality of life will make the figure continue to grow; that is why it is important to work so that your quality of life is better every day.

                                                                          General tips for your safety:

They need to have a reserve in their daily chats, society and isolation makes them prone to talk with strangers and make confessions that nobody cares about, except those who hope to take advantage of a helpless.

b. If you can not read clearly or distinguish a ticket, it is better not to consult with strangers «Do you read me?» or «Do you explain this circular?», they are a temptation for deceit and fraud.

c. Do not go out on the street with valuables that attract attention; always warn where they are going

d. Carry your personal documents duly protected in case of any emergency; as well as the numbers of family members to notify.

and. Always take your medicines.

F. Do not go out at night and even less alone.

g. Avoid unnecessary physical effort especially if you are not used to it.

h. Do not put yourself in the position of victim, if you have doubts, for example in the bank, ask the employees with a firm attitude, and only for clarification.

i. Never reveal personal data, nobody has to know what your economic situation is, if you live alone or accompanied.

j. Except for people of utmost confidence does not have to say that he does not have a family or that he owns some good, «the curious one has to say little, and that little, lie» says the saying.

k. Do not take strangers to your home, or women who swear eternal love, enjoy but keep a criterion of reality and reserve.

l. The family of the elderly hospitalized should be alert about professional scammers who roam the hospitals, make «voluntary or charitable» visits to find out about the family nucleus, assets and possibilities to extract powers to manage their possessions, deprive them of their money or extract information.



m. Sometimes the delinquents also involve the whole family in the scam, appearing at home with money orders for medicines, analysis, etcetera; if the relatives disregard the old man and delegate to anyone their responsibility to take care of it, it is easier for the fraud to take place.

n. There is also a specialist in touring districts and detecting elderly people of good standing, they pass the data to the gang, which can opt for a scam, a robbery or some other form of crime.

or. Alone or living in a family, the elderly can be naive when it comes to believing in deception, like winning lottery tickets, or accessing surveys and reports. On the phone they often give information about their children to supposed friendships that never existed. Elders behave many times as children.

p. If you are a victim of family violence by a relative who «kindly has you in your home,» ask for help from any of the telephone lines that deal with domestic violence or make the report to the police. Living in a place where you are punished is not a favor.

q. If you are retired, try not to just collect, insist on one of your relatives to accompany you, that money that may seem little to some, is very important for the person who charges it.

r. Keep the money in inner pockets of the bag, secure them with buttons, to hinder theft, there are expert marauders to strip retirees of their pension on the day of collection because they are an easy and safe target.

s. Do not for any reason allow the bag to be removed from the boarding house with an excuse so that a jar of paint has been spilled on it.

t. Do not fall easily into the mistake of greed, which leads you to agree to share the findings, such as a wad of bills or a purportedly lost wallet; this method consists of a bundle consisting of two real notes and inside cuts of newspaper, after the first surprise when discovering a deception comes a worse, your money recently cashed in the bank will have disappeared.

or. If you belong to a certain guild and are usually in line with colleagues, agree to go out together and travel in a family car or take some public transportation together.
Finally, it is important to provide support to the elderly, giving them our respect, affection …

Road safety everything children should know

Road safety: everything children should know

The return to school and the end of summer vacations mean many daily trips by urban and interurban roads. Despite the fact that accidents in Spain have experienced a downward trend, last year there were more than 1,600 deaths on the roads. As recognized by the Directorate General of Traffic (DGT), the vast majority could have been avoided with knowledge of driver education, the main causes of which are derived from not respecting signaling, improper use of mobile phones, or distractions to steering wheel.

Worldwide, in recent years the World Health Organization (WHO) has promoted various initiatives to protect children, since it calculates that every four minutes a child dies on any road on the planet. For this reason, the United Nations institution states that it is essential that governments commit to teaching their drivers and their students road safety education.

In addition, in order to avoid tragic events during this return to the classrooms and offices, the startup Vetê Help Flash has also developed a series of tips dedicated to promoting good circulation among the smallest of the house, as many accidents can prevent yourself

Awareness about protection

Before starting the trip, experts recommend reviewing the different operational protection mechanisms in the vehicle. That is, they must adapt the restraint systems and the seats to the weight and the child’s body, with the airbag deactivated when it is in the front seat and with the right helmet in case of riding a motorcycle.

During the first fifteen days of September, more than 2,000 drivers have been fined in Spain for violating this rule. The European Program for the Evaluation of New Cars (EURO NCAP) points out that misuse of the belt can cause serious injuries in the event of a collision.

Children imitate their parents

The best way to instill good values in a vehicle is through the facts. That is why it is essential that the elderly maintain good road safety behavior and respect traffic regulations. Stress should also be avoided at the wheel, as it causes aggressive behavior during driving that may lead to bad behavior for the child in his future.

In order to avoid these behaviors it is advisable to use the game so that nobody in the car succumbs to the desperation of the morning traffic jam. From Help Flash advise to play so that the child is the one who must make the decisions as if he were at the wheel and had to comply with the established rules.

Control impulses

Long car trips can become synonymous with crying, fights and riots. To avoid this, it is recommended that children know the consequences of distracting the driver or what might happen if their favorite toy ends up under the brake pedal.

To finish the trip, it is also important to park the vehicle safely so that the surroundings of the educational centers do not become a focus of road safety infractions and that, in addition, can lead to children infringing the same rules when they are Adults.