Getting older can be tough as everyday actions aren’t as easy as they used to be. Here are some home safety tips for senior citizens.
In this video, Home Improvement Expert Brad Staggs gives some simple tips on how to keep your house safe. Preventing falls is key, as 1/3rd of people 65 and over fall each year. As a general rule, try to reduce clutter around the house. Brad also discusses ways to keep your bathroom safe like having grab bars and waist-level outlets. A few small steps can go a long way in assuring your home is safe for everyone to enjoy.
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Home Safety Checklist. Atlanta, GA.: National Center For Injury Prevention and Control. (Accessed October 19, 2009 at http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/falls/FallPrev4.pdf.)
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