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An estimated 97% (99% in Canada) of ER doctors report that not having help at home with activities of daily living is a very serious risk factor for accidents or injuries at home.

Home Safety Snapshot

Recent research conducted by Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care® network provides a compelling look at senior home safety.

Home modifications and adaptive devices could help seniors—even those with disabilities— remain independent in their homes.

Five Fixes Under $500

It’s a fact: Parents and their children don’t always see eye-to-eye. That theory seems to carry through to adulthood when it comes to perceptions of home safety.


Making Sense of Senior Safety

Observing the safety hazards in a senior’s home is one thing. Living them is another.

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Home Safety Important to Seniors Recovering from Surgery

If a parent is planning to stay at your house to recover from surgery or illness, make sure your home is a safe haven by which to recuperate. If you're a working family caregiver, consider professional caregiving assistance as well.

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Prevention Is Best Way to Reduce Fall Risks

Falls are among the leading causes of death and injury in the older population. But families can greatly reduce the risks of accidents by ensuring that their older loved ones have the proper medical care and support.

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  • Recent research conducted by Home Instead, Inc.,franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care® network provides a compelling look at senior home safety. The survey of ER doctors, seniors and adult children reveals that home isn’t always the safe haven that seniors and their loved ones dream about.

    And adult children, their aging parents and emergency room doctors don’t always see things the same way. For one thing, 100% of ER doctors in the U.S. and Canada say it’s very important for adult children to take one day each year to perform a safety check of their aging parents’ homes. But in the last year, only 44% (41% in Canada) have done this.

    Here you’ll find helpful resources to identify hazardous areas in your senior loved one's home, ways to fix them and ways to prevent accidents from happening.

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