Senior safety is a serious matter as older adults experience physical changes and health conditions that can make them susceptible to accidents at home. Elderly safety in the home is often not given the attention it deserves.
Many people don’t realize that a senior friendly living environment can prevent emergency room visits and serious injuries such as hip fractures and head injuries that can have lasting effects on one’s life.
Appropriate safety devices for the elderly and a few adjustments in the home environment can reduce the risk of accidents, especially falls.
Falls are the most common cause of injury among older people. According to the Center for Disease Control one out of three older adults aged 65 or older falls each year. Most of them don’t talk to their doctor or healthcare professional about it.
These falls can result in hip fractures, head trauma and other serious injuries.
Senior safety is a growing concern as older adults seek to retain their independence. The need for periodic assessments of the home environment as you age can’t be overstated. Safe and independent living is possible with the necessary adjustments and safety devices for the elderly.
Keep in mind that no amount of adjustment can guarantee accidents will never happen. However, you can take the necessary steps that are known to work in order to reduce the risk of falls in the home and have an emergency plan just in case it’s needed.
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Preventing Falls Among Older Adults”