Home Safety


Home safety is an important consideration for those aging in place. In a given year, more seniors die from accidental injuries than those younger. Of course, falls are the largest contributor to elderly injuries than anything else, which is why we’ve devoted an entire section to fall prevention.


According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in a given year almost a million elderly people are treated for injuries from using products they own. According to statistics, the accidental death rate for those 65 and older is three times that of a younger person. This is why home safety is so important.


Home Safety Tips

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These home safety tips can help you or a loved one stay at home longer and; help you evaluate your home for possible safety issues. Also, as injuries from fire and elderly falls are a very real concern for seniors, so make sure you see the upcoming information on elderly fire safety and fall safety.


We’re creating a room-by-room home safety tips resource for aging in place, including general home safety, kitchen safety, bathroom safety and more.


Home safety articles

 

7 Easily Eliminated Home Fire Hazards

  Home fire hazards pose a very real danger to older people. Losing eyesight, hearing, mobility, and/or memory can heighten the risk of causing a house fire. By taking some precautions, seniors can extend their ability to continue … Read More >>

Cold Weather Safety Tips for Seniors

advertisement   It’s January, and it’s cold. Keeping warm is always an issue, but for seniors who may have poor circulation, take certain medications or have other conditions, it may be even more of a challenge. While turning up the heat may … Read More >>

Minor Bathroom Remodel for Safety

  How can a minor bathroom remodel improve bathing safety? In today’s society, aging in place is becoming easier than ever. A few modifications to some of the rooms in a home can make it both a comfortable and safe place to age. Many new … Read More >>

June is National Home Safety month!

  During this time, the Home Safety Council (HSC) is working to educate people how to keep their homes safe from accidents and injury. They have a lot of information available on their website for seniors who are aging in place. Safety at … Read More >>

Home Safety – Rails

When it comes to falls, using that 'ounce of prevention' is worth it's weight in gold. Keep an aging in place senior safe at home by implementing safety equipment installed by professionals. These videos describe a rail provided by Self Assist … Read More >>

Vibration May Reduce Risk of Falling for Seniors

Researchers at the University of Technology in Sydney, Australian may have found a way to reduce falls for older people. Sven Rees, a PhD student at the University, said that standing on a platform that vibrates for ten minutes or less could help … Read More >>

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