As individuals grow older, they often face unique challenges that may impact their overall well-being, changes in vision, hearing, and mobility, making seniors susceptible to accidents. Prioritizing home safety can help older adults maintain independence while minimizing potential risks. Implementing a range of precautions and modifications can significantly reduce the likelihood of accidents, ensuring a safer living environment for seniors.
Accidents in the home can happen unexpectedly and can have serious consequences. However, many home accidents can be prevented by being aware of potential hazards and taking steps to mitigate them. In this Q&A session, we reached out to various experts and asked for advice on how to make your home a safer place for you and your family.
About 77% of adults age 50 and older want to stay in their homes as they age, according to a study by AARP. To prevent injuries, reduce fall risks, and maximize independence for a loved one aging at home, it’s important for families and seniors to incorporate home safety tips and follow a home safety checklist. These steps, sometimes combined with safe home care services, can help seniors age in place longer.
Nearly 90% of homeowners approaching retirement want to stay in their homes as they age, according to a study by the Federal Housing Administration. To prevent injuries, reduce fall risks, and ensure independence, it’s important for families and seniors to take home safety precautions.
Most people are very careful to avoid walking on wet, slippery surfaces. However, even what appears to be a perfectly clean floor can be the site of a nasty fall, if you’re not careful.