Home Safety for Older Adults Articles

  • Wandering Top Tips: How to Secure and Dementia-Proof Your Home

    The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best tips for preventing elopement during episodes of wandering.

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  • Wandering Top Tips: Best Products for Monitoring a Senior Who Wanders

    The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ recommendations for the best products and strategies for monitoring a loved one who wanders.

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  • Expert Advice on Aging in Place

    Is your house elder friendly? An occupational therapist and Certified Aging in Place Specialist explains how improving the safety, accessibility and functionality of your residence now can safeguard your future at home.

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  • Providing a Safe Home Environment for Alzheimer's Patients

    If you are caring for someone with Alzheimer's in your home, there are several critical areas you must evaluate to prevent accidents and ensure optimal safety.

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  • Should Your Elderly Parent Continue Living at Home?

    Adult children worried about the dangers of a senior living alone is often met with an elderly parent's claim that,"Everything is fine!" However, the difficult task of determining whether an aging loved one can remain at home safely must be addressed.

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  • Senior-Friendly Home Additions for Aging in Place

    There are a number of additions that can be made to a home to make it more senior-friendly. To remain in your home as you age, consider these tips for creating a safe environment that will help you age in place safely and comfortably.

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  • 20 Warning Signs That an Elder is an Unsafe Driver

    Driving helps older adults stay mobile and independent, but the risk of being injured or killed in a motor vehicle crash increases as people age. How do caregivers know if their elderly loved ones are safe on the road?

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  • Equipment and Products for Aging in Place

    Aging in place is a growing trend in which seniors plan to continue living in their own homes for as long as possible. Specialized elder care products can help seniors extend their independence and improve their safety and comfort as their needs increase.

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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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  • Tips to Extend Independence of a Senior at Home

    Seniors long to stay home and retain their independence as long as possible. There are many tools available for family caregivers to utilize and share with their aging loved one. Exploring the options and implementing small changes for their benefit will greatly increase the time they can remain home before needing placement in a care facility. Consider their unique circumstances as the need for assistance increases to support their freedom for as long as possible.

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  • Kitchen Safety Concerns for People with Dementia

    Sharing a kitchen with another cook can be trying for some people. Sharing a kitchen with a person who has dementia can be more than trying; it can be unsafe.

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  • Helpful Home Modifications for When a Parent Moves In

    A caregiver shares the adjustments and renovations she made to prepare her home for her elderly father-in-law to move in.

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  • Two Tools Every Caregiver Should Add to Their Emergency Plan

    Water, canned goods, flashlights and an emergency radio are all staples of the traditional emergency plan inventory, but a new American Red Cross survey shows that more and more people are adding two surprising new tools to this list: social media and mobile apps.

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  • Kitchen Fires: Make Cooking Safer for Seniors

    Kitchen fires are one of the leading causes of fire in the home among seniors. Here are some fire safety tips for making cooking safer for seniors.

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  • Fire Safety for Elders with Special Health Needs

    When it comes to fire safety, elderly people with mobility problems, vision or hearing impairments, Alzheimer’s and dementia have special needs. Protect elderly during a fire emergency with these safety tips.

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  • Fire Safety Tips for Caregivers and the Elderly

    Is your family, including elderly loved ones, prepared if a fire happens? Here are some fire safety tips every caregiver and their families should know.

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  • How to Safely Make a Senior’s House Merry and Bright

    Safety is important when helping an elderly loved one decorate their house for the holidays. Holiday decorations can be a great addition to an elderly loved one's home. However, precautions should be taken to ensure that decorations are as safe as they are festive.

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  • Checklist: Emergency Planning for Seniors

    Every area of the world is prone to certain weather events. It is important to prepare elders as much as possible for disasters like hurricanes, earthquakes, fires, tsunamis, terrorist attacks or any other emergency situations.

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  • Technology for Elderly Enhances Health, Safety

    Technology for elderly homeowners monitors their health and safety, allowing them to live independently longer.

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  • 12 Tips to Prepare the Elderly for Disasters

    Disaster and emergency planning tips for the elderly and seniors. Disaster preparedness tips for storms, fires, earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis, terrorist attacks, nuclear explosions and other disasters. have you prepared them for disaster?

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