We would like to feel safe and secure in our homes. Yet it is here that many minor accidents occur. Sometimes we may get over confident with ourselves, or less concerned about a little mess, just because we are home, and “we’ve been getting around here for years”. Unfortunately it can be these little overlooked or forgotten details that can cause the biggest safety risk.
“Senior Safety” will help you to better organize your home, provide ideas to improve safety in the bathroom and kitchen, talk about lighting, adaptive equipment and provide you with a checklist to take home with you.
“Falls are the leading cause of injury deaths among persons over 65. Falls among elderly persons account for approximately 13,000 deaths and 1.8 million emergency room visits annually. Fall-related injuries for people 65 and older cost a total of $27.3 billion in 2003 alone.”