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Interactive Home Safety Guide

What are the most unsafe areas of the home for seniors?

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Home Safety Checklist

Use this checklist, from Home Instead Senior Care®, to help determine if a senior’s home is safe from hazards that could jeopardize well-being and independence.

Some of the most common recommendations include installing assistive equipment in the bathroom and handrails on stairs, removing clutter and tripping hazards, and improving lighting.

Safety Starts at Home (U.S.)

100% of ER physicians say it is very important that families of seniors invest in basic home safety modifications.

100% of ER physicians say it is very important that adult children perform a safety check of their ageing parents’ homes once each year.

Safety Starts at Home (Canada)

40% of trips to the hospital and ER are caused by falls and other accidents at the home. 53% of home accidents experienced by seniors could be prevented.

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