The majority of accidents happen at home; but did you know that more accidents happen in the living room than anywhere else? Given the probability that our “home sweet home” can be anything but, The Complete Eldercare Planner suggests tried and true strategies that help make home a safer place to be.
Let’s start with you – the homeowner. The cause of accidents is not always environmental. Underlying medical conditions contribute equally to home hazards. Review the following checklist to see if you are healthy enough to manage a household on your own
Stairway to Heaven
According to home-safety experts, fifty-five per cent of accidental injuries in the home involve falls, with the largest proportion of accidents being falls from stairs or steps. FYI… a whopping 60% of deaths result from accidents on stairs! Here are a few facts to consider:
Given the severe consequences, do your stairs measure up to safety standards?
Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Getting up in the middle of the night and taking a tumble is unfortunately all too common. From getting tangled up in draping bedding to medications that cause dizziness and disorientation here are a few strategies that help to avert bedroom and bathroom mishaps:
Who you gonna call?
It goes without saying that dialing 911 is your first course of action when a serious accident occurs. Additionally, be sure you know the telephone numbers of the following:
Author Joy Loverde encourages you to visit her website at www.elderindustry.com for more information and to obtain free downloads and checklists from her best-seller, The Complete Eldercare Planner.
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