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Nearly half of Senior Home Accidents Are Preventable, ER Doctor Survey Says

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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

Did you know that 65 % of senior homes have at least one potential safety issue? This is according to adult children of seniors surveyed by Home Instead, Inc. However, almost half of all home accidents by seniors  can be avoided according to a recent survey of emergency room doctors.

These preventable home hazards, such as throw rugs or loose railings, can be particularly harmful, leading to falls and injuries that can impact seniors' ability to live independently. However, the majority of seniors  haven't taken any steps to prepare their homes for their changing needs as they grow older.  

Senior home safety experts recommend that adult children of seniors take at least one day each year to perform a thorough safety check of their parents' home.

To help families accomplish this goal and help seniors reduce the risk of injury in their own homes, the Home Instead Senior Care offices serving Greater Wilmington area are offering a free home safety checklist, an online safety assessment and recommendations for inexpensive modifications that could ensure the safety of older loved ones as part of the organization's Making Home Safer for Seniors program.


To see safety checklists and other valuable information, click here: http://www.caregiverstress.com/senior-safety/making-home-safer/

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