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Senior Safety

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Nearly 90 percent of seniors say they want to stay in their home. Doing so gives them a wonderful sense of continued independence.

But having mom or dad live alone can be a source of worry for their adult children. The, "What if?" scenarios can often overwhelm the mind. "What if she falls down?" "What if he forgets something on the stove?" "What if she doesn't tell me it's getting harder for her to get around?"

If you feel like this, you're not alone. In 2007 the AARP surveyed boomer women and found that two-thirds are concerned about their parents' ability to live independently.


Articles, Resources & Videos

Executive Summaries

Research conducted by Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead franchise network, indicates that surveyed North American seniors are still very active on the road.

Safe Driving Planner

It can be difficult to know whether your senior loved ones are still safe on the road or a danger to themselves or others. Check out this Safe Driving Planner for resources to help you and your senior driver learn more.

Interactive Home Safety Guide

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

Home Safety Checklist to Help Safeguard Seniors

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

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.

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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