Gasquet Residents: What to Do After a Break-In

Being the victim of a robbery is something you’ll hopefully never have to live through. However, if it does happen, you need to know the steps to recover from the break-in both financially and emotionally.

Here are six things to do in Gasquet after your home or business has been broken into.

 

Call the Police and File a Report

If you’re in the home when someone one is trying to break in, call 911 immediately. Do the same, if you arrive home and suspect someone is in your house. You definitely don’t want to confront a burglar on your own.

However, if you’re certain the burglar has fled, now’s the time to call the police or sheriff. In Albion, call the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 464-4191.

Resist the urge to start cleaning up police have arrived and told you it’s ok to do so.  Otherwise, you might disturb key evidence that police need to investigate the break-in.

 

Call Your Insurance Company

Now that you’ve informed the proper authorities be sure to contact your homeowners or renters insurance company within 24 hours of the incident. The company will likely send an insurance adjuster to inspect the break-in and make an estimate to cover damages. Be aware, you may be asked to provide receipts or other proof of ownership for any expensive items that were stolen, like TVs, jewelry, or other goods.

 

Begin to Clean Up and Put Pieces Back Together

Once the police have finished with their investigation and you’ve contacted your insurance companies, it’s time to start to clean up. Reach out to contractors to replace windows or fix busted doors or any other damage. It can be helpful to have carpets cleaned or rooms painted, this can help remove the sometimes painful memories of a break in.

 

Reach out for Help

A break in can be an emotionally draining experience. Don’t hesitate to reach out to friends and families during this time and don’t be surprised if it takes a while to feel comfortable in your home. As with any traumatic experience, you will feel better with time and the support of those around you.

 

Review the Security of Your Home

After you’ve mentally recovered from your break in, it’s time to think about home security and how you can prevent another incident from occurring. The best ways to improve the security of your home include getting a security system installed, adding motion sensing lights to the exterior or your home, and working with your neighbors to report any suspicious activity. Apps like NextDoor (https://nextdoor.com/) can make that easy. After all, most burglars will stalk a neighborhood before attempting a break-in, looking for vulnerable houses that will be easy to get into.

Advanced Security Systems has security solutions for homes of all types and sizes in Gasquet. Contact us today for a free, no obligation security consultation at 707-464-1975.

Learn more at http://advancedsecurity.us

Fort Dick Residents: What to Do After a Break-In

Being the victim of a robbery is something you’ll hopefully never have to live through. However, if it does happen, you need to know the steps to recover from the break-in both financially and emotionally.

Here are six things to do in Fort Dick after your home or business has been broken into.

 

Call the Police and File a Report

If you’re in the home when someone one is trying to break in, call 911 immediately. Do the same, if you arrive home and suspect someone is in your house. You definitely don’t want to confront a burglar on your own.

However, if you’re certain the burglar has fled, now’s the time to call the police or sheriff. In Albion, call the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 464-4191.

Resist the urge to start cleaning up police have arrived and told you it’s ok to do so.  Otherwise, you might disturb key evidence that police need to investigate the break-in.

 

Call Your Insurance Company

Now that you’ve informed the proper authorities be sure to contact your homeowners or renters insurance company within 24 hours of the incident. The company will likely send an insurance adjuster to inspect the break-in and make an estimate to cover damages. Be aware, you may be asked to provide receipts or other proof of ownership for any expensive items that were stolen, like TVs, jewelry, or other goods.

 

Begin to Clean Up and Put Pieces Back Together

Once the police have finished with their investigation and you’ve contacted your insurance companies, it’s time to start to clean up. Reach out to contractors to replace windows or fix busted doors or any other damage. It can be helpful to have carpets cleaned or rooms painted, this can help remove the sometimes painful memories of a break in.

 

Reach out for Help

A break in can be an emotionally draining experience. Don’t hesitate to reach out to friends and families during this time and don’t be surprised if it takes a while to feel comfortable in your home. As with any traumatic experience, you will feel better with time and the support of those around you.

 

Review the Security of Your Home

After you’ve mentally recovered from your break in, it’s time to think about home security and how you can prevent another incident from occurring. The best ways to improve the security of your home include getting a security system installed, adding motion sensing lights to the exterior or your home, and working with your neighbors to report any suspicious activity. Apps like NextDoor (https://nextdoor.com/) can make that easy. After all, most burglars will stalk a neighborhood before attempting a break-in, looking for vulnerable houses that will be easy to get into.

Advanced Security Systems has security solutions for homes of all types and sizes in Fort Dick. Contact us today for a free, no obligation security consultation at 707-464-1975.

Learn more at http://advancedsecurity.us.

4 Ways Tech is Helping Seniors & Caregivers

Technology is changing how we live our lives. For seniors and their caregivers, advances in tech can make life easier and safer.
Here’s a look at 4 ways technology can benefit today’s seniors and their loved ones.

1. Tech Keeps us Social

From video chat to social networks, we’re more connected than ever and this is great news for seniors. Studies show that our social lives are critical to our health and wellbeing.

Apps like Facebook, Apple’s Facetime, Skype, and more, are free, easy to use, and can keep us connected to friends and family and aware of community events.

2. Tech Keeps us Safe

The vast majority of seniors want to stay in their homes as they age, and medical response systems like EasyCall can help. A personalized medical response button is worn at all times and allows the wearer to summon help with the push of a button.

EasyCall is monitored 24/7 by professional dispatchers who will connect users to family or emergency services in an instant. This technology is keeping more people in their homes and helping them maintain their freedom.

3. Tech Helps with Meds

With smartphone apps and smart devices like Amazon’s Alexa, seniors can get help keeping track of their medication. Older adults often have a number of medications to keep track of, and juggling 5 to 10 different prescriptions can be a major challenge.

Smartphone and smart devices can give visual or audible reminders when meds are due and smart pill boxes can even keep track of medications and contact the pharmacy when it’s time to renew the prescription.

4. Tech Keeps us Active

It’s important to stay active as we age and technology can help us here too.

With video games like Wii Fit and smartphones tracking our steps, it’s easier than ever to make sure we’re getting enough exercise to keep us healthy and active as we age.

Seniors: Stay Safe & Active This Summer!

EasyCall is your partner in staying safe this summer. With so many fun-filled days, it’s essential to keep on top of our health as the weather heats up.

Get Active with Outdoor Activities

Studies show seniors who remain active lead more enjoyable lives and experience less depression and loneliness.

Look for water activities at local pools and private gyms; community events like fairs and festivals; or volunteer your time with local charities or other organizations.

Stay Healthy

 

Keep Cool

As we age, our bodies have to work harder to stay cool. Avoid heat-related stress and illness (hyperthermia), which can affect our brains and vital organs.

When it gets hot, turn on the AC. If you’re trying to save on your PG&E bill, visit air-conditioned public places, like the mall or library.

The sun is most extreme between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., so schedule your outdoor activities to avoid the hottest part of the days.

Stay Hydrated

Drink plenty of fluids and fill up on fruits and veggies to stay well hydrated. When it’s hot, avoid caffeinated and alcoholic beverages, which can rob the body of precious fluids.

Cover Up & Wear Sunscreen

Sunburns can be painful, and prolonged unprotected exposure to the sun can lead to skin cancer. Cover up with long sleeved but lightweight clothes and broad-spectrum sunscreen.

Whether you’re heading to the pool or relaxing in the garden, EasyCall is your always-on, always-ready assistant. With a durable water-proof enclosure you can wear your EasyCall medical alert system in all conditions. And with a customizable response plan, you can be sure help is never further than the push of a button.

Bertsch-Oceanview Residents: What to Do After a Break-In

Being the victim of a robbery is something you’ll hopefully never have to live through. However, if it does happen, you need to know the steps to recover from the break-in both financially and emotionally.

Here are six things to do in Bertsch-Oceanview after your home or business has been broken into.

 

Call the Police and File a Report

If you’re in the home when someone one is trying to break in, call 911 immediately. Do the same, if you arrive home and suspect someone is in your house. You definitely don’t want to confront a burglar on your own.

However, if you’re certain the burglar has fled, now’s the time to call the police or sheriff. In Albion, call the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 464-4191.

Resist the urge to start cleaning up police have arrived and told you it’s ok to do so.  Otherwise, you might disturb key evidence that police need to investigate the break-in.

 

Call Your Insurance Company

Now that you’ve informed the proper authorities be sure to contact your homeowners or renters insurance company within 24 hours of the incident. The company will likely send an insurance adjuster to inspect the break-in and make an estimate to cover damages. Be aware, you may be asked to provide receipts or other proof of ownership for any expensive items that were stolen, like TVs, jewelry, or other goods.

 

Begin to Clean Up and Put Pieces Back Together

Once the police have finished with their investigation and you’ve contacted your insurance companies, it’s time to start to clean up. Reach out to contractors to replace windows or fix busted doors or any other damage. It can be helpful to have carpets cleaned or rooms painted, this can help remove the sometimes painful memories of a break in.

 

Reach out for Help

A break in can be an emotionally draining experience. Don’t hesitate to reach out to friends and families during this time and don’t be surprised if it takes a while to feel comfortable in your home. As with any traumatic experience, you will feel better with time and the support of those around you.

 

Review the Security of Your Home

After you’ve mentally recovered from your break in, it’s time to think about home security and how you can prevent another incident from occurring. The best ways to improve the security of your home include getting a security system installed, adding motion sensing lights to the exterior or your home, and working with your neighbors to report any suspicious activity. Apps like NextDoor (https://nextdoor.com/) can make that easy. After all, most burglars will stalk a neighborhood before attempting a break-in, looking for vulnerable houses that will be easy to get into.

Advanced Security Systems has security solutions for homes of all types and sizes in Bertsch-Oceanview. Contact us today for a free, no obligation security consultation at 707-464-1975.

Learn more at http://advancedsecurity.us.

Important Tips for Caregivers: Taking Care Of Yourself So You Can Care for Others

To all the caregivers out there, we at EasyCall salute you!

It’s a big responsibility to care for a loved one as they age. Your life can seem like it’s put on hold as you take on this vital duty.

Know that you’re not alone. More than 34 million Americans providing some form of care to loved ones. According to an AARP and Family Caregiver Alliance study, the average caregiver is 50 years old and is likely a member of the “donut” generation, meaning they’re providing care to a parent and their own children. Talk about a stressful situation!

That’s why it’s so important to take care of yourself when you’re in charge of the care of others. And frankly, it can be hard to remember that if we’re not taking care of ourselves, we can’t give our best to those we love.

With that in mind, here are three tips to help make sure you’re getting the support and care you need to be your best.

Find Local Support

In Humboldt County, local church groups, the county library, the Adorni Center, the Fortuna Senior Center, and the Humboldt Senior Resource Center are just a few among many organizations that can help provide care and services for the senior in your life. Make the most of these opportunities and get involved today.

Get Social

Facebook and the internet are full of forums and groups for caregivers who share tips and give a space to share (and vent) about the joys and frustrations of caring for elderly loved ones. Don’t hesitate to get online and share your thoughts and feelings about this important task.

Take Care of Yourself

It can be hard, but putting yourself first is key to being available physically, mentally, and emotionally for your loved ones. Start with a stress-reduction practice like yoga, prayer, or Tai Chi. Get plenty of exercise and take a day off when possible. Most importantly, when you’re feeling run down or sick, take care of your own health first. The more you focus on yourself, the more ready you’ll be to be an outstanding caregiver.

EasyCall is your partner in caring for your loved ones. With our customized medical response plan, you’re in control and help is never further than the push of a button.

Learn more about EasyCall today.

Crescent City Residents: What to Do After a Break-In

Being the victim of a robbery is something you’ll hopefully never have to live through. However, if it does happen, you need to know the steps to recover from the break-in both financially and emotionally.

Here are six things to do in Crescent City, Calif., after your home or business has been broken into.

 

Call the Police and File a Report

If you’re in the home when someone one is trying to break in, call 911 immediately. Do the same, if you arrive home and suspect someone is in your house. You definitely don’t want to confront a burglar on your own.

However, if you’re certain the burglar has fled, now’s the time to call the police or sheriff. In Albion, call the Crescent City Police Department at 707-464-2133.

Resist the urge to start cleaning up police have arrived and told you it’s ok to do so.  Otherwise, you might disturb key evidence that police need to investigate the break-in.

 

Call Your Insurance Company

Now that you’ve informed the proper authorities be sure to contact your homeowners or renters insurance company within 24 hours of the incident. The company will likely send an insurance adjuster to inspect the break-in and make an estimate to cover damages. Be aware, you may be asked to provide receipts or other proof of ownership for any expensive items that were stolen, like TVs, jewelry, or other goods.

 

Begin to Clean Up and Put Pieces Back Together

Once the police have finished with their investigation and you’ve contacted your insurance companies, it’s time to start to clean up. Reach out to contractors to replace windows or fix busted doors or any other damage. It can be helpful to have carpets cleaned or rooms painted, this can help remove the sometimes painful memories of a break in.

 

Reach out for Help

A break in can be an emotionally draining experience. Don’t hesitate to reach out to friends and families during this time and don’t be surprised if it takes a while to feel comfortable in your home. As with any traumatic experience, you will feel better with time and the support of those around you.

 

Review the Security of Your Home

After you’ve mentally recovered from your break in, it’s time to think about home security and how you can prevent another incident from occurring. The best ways to improve the security of your home include getting a security system installed, adding motion sensing lights to the exterior or your home, and working with your neighbors to report any suspicious activity. Apps like NextDoor (https://nextdoor.com/) can make that easy. After all, most burglars will stalk a neighborhood before attempting a break-in, looking for vulnerable houses that will be easy to get into.

Advanced Security Systems has security solutions for homes of all types and sizes in Crescent City. Contact us today for a free, no obligation security consultation at 707-464-1975.

Learn more at http://advancedsecurity.us.

 

Company Picnic 2018

Advanced Security Systems celebrated the 2018 Company Picnic with a barbecue at the Timber Heritage Society in Samoa, Calif. We enjoyed great music, speeder car rides, great railroad history, and, of course, great friends! Thanks to everyone who helped make this a great picnic!

[EasyCall] Muscles: Use Them or Lose Them

We at EasyCall are serious about senior health. That’s why our customizable medical response system is used by so many—people know they can rely on us in times of emergency.

But we want folks to be able to rely on their own bodies first. That means staying strong and healthy as we age.

Maintaining strong muscles is vital to our overall health for many reasons.

Strong, healthy muscles promote a functional immune system, help keep us trim, balances the mood, and reduces the risk for chronic diseases.

Seniors with strong muscles also have greater bone density, higher energy levels, and a reduced risk of injury.

Getting and staying fit leads to a better life! It’s easy too.

The American College of Sports Medicine says adults can get great results training each major muscle group just twice per week.

Now’s the time to get moving. After all, when it comes to muscles, you use ’em or lose ’em.

Celebrate National Senior Health & Fitness Day

National Senior Health & Fitness Day is the nation’s largest older adult health and wellness event, celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.

EasyCall supports health and fitness by always being there in the event of an emergency.

Getting fit at any age has many benefits. Seniors report feeling sharper, more energetic, and enjoying a sense of overall wellbeing. Exercise helps maintain a healthy weight, improves mobility, can improve sleep, and benefit digestion and immune systems.

To celebrate National Senior Health & Fitness Day here are four tips to help the seniors in your life get started on a health and fitness plan.

Get Medical Clearance

While it’s always important to get medical clearance before beginning a new exercise plan, it’s especially critical as we advance in age. Seniors should explain their exercise plans to their doctors and ask if any activities that should be avoided.

Start Slow and Build Up

For many seniors, it’s been a while since they’ve engaged in a regular exercise plan. Starting off with light and short workouts will help build a base level of fitness that can improve over time. Aim for 10-15 minutes 2-3 times per week for the first few weeks. Increase time each week after that until you can work out comfortably for 30-45 minutes at a time.

Commit to a Schedule

With exercise, it’s no good if you only do it once. Seniors should commit to a schedule of at least two sessions per week. More active seniors can aim for 4-5 times per week. Rest is essential, and at least two days each week should be rest days with no exercise.

Keep a Log

Watching yourself progress over time is incredibly satisfying. With exercise that can mean increasing weights in a weight lifting program, or walking longer or taking more challenging aerobics classes. With a logbook, seniors can see the progress their making and work toward more challenging goals!

Senior health and fitness are important. With these tips, you can help the seniors in your life live better, more fulfilling lives by focusing on exercise and committing a plan to get more fit.

Even the healthiest of us need help sometimes. That’s where EasyCall comes in. With our customizable medical response system, you can be sure help is always available at the push of a button. When it comes time to choose, choose EasyCall. You’ll be glad you did.