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

 

Hidden costs of aging in place

5 Hidden Costs of Aging in Place

Aging in place means being able to live in your own home and community safely, independently and comfortably. Some older people might consider moving into an assisted living facility or a newer home with amenities designed to make aging in place … Read More >>

Smaart House – Home Automation for Aging in Place With Bijou Lulla

In this episode of Smart Retirement Life, listten in as Mark Hager talks with Bijou Lulla, the Founder and CEO of Smaart House, a technology provider for aging in place in San Diego, CA. He helps people learn how technology can help them stay … Read More >>

Nucleus Anywhere Intercom

Nucleus is the intercom you always wanted to have. Video calls room-to-room or home-to-home. It doesn't matter if you're in the same house or across the globe; Nucleus can keep you connected with parents, grand kids and friends. If you wish you … Read More >>

Nucleus Anywhere Intercom Review

AgeInPlace.com was provided with free product in return for our honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are our own, and not influenced by the developing company and/or its affiliates. All content on our site could include links that allow … Read More >>

Safest cars for seniors

The Safest Cars for Seniors

When Cecil Britton, a retired Lockheed engineer, considered buying a new car this year, he wanted one that would help him drive more easily and more safely. “I’m still in pretty good shape,” says Britton, 79, whose previous cars included a 2006 … Read More >>

Phishing - Seniors security

No Phishing for Christmas

This time of year, we’re all busy getting prepared for the holidays by shopping, watching Hallmark movies, waiting for snow, and watching more Hallmark movies. Then, there is the Grinch literally trying to steal Christmas from under our … Read More >>