Home Safety for Older Adults

Safety tips for in and around a senior's home. Learn to evaluate the risks in and around a home that could potentially cause an accident or injury to a senior who chooses to age in place. Find advice from elder care experts as well as tips from family caregivers for making home safer for a senior.

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  • Conducting a Home Safety Assessment for Seniors

    A comprehensive aging-in-place home assessment for seniors can reveal hazards that must be addressed, promote independence and give family caregivers invaluable peace of mind. Use these tips to help an aging loved one adapt their home to meet their needs.

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  • 6 Ways to Make Your Loved One's Home More Secure

    To truly protect a residence, you must go beyond basic security measures, such as locking doors and windows. Use these proven tactics to reduce the risk of a break-in.

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  • How To Make a Home Safer for a Person with Alzheimer’s

    People in the early stages of Alzheimer's are often capable of living on their own provided they make certain safety modifications. Make these quick adjustments to the home environment to ensure their safety and well being.

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  • Equipment and Products for Aging in Place

    The reality of aging in place is not without challenges –especially as one’s health declines and needs increase. Fortunately, there are many adaptive products and safety devices that can be used to help make staying in a long-time home safer.

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  • Grab Bar Safety Tips

    Five tips for grab bar placement to improve the safety of your elderly parent's home.

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