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Easy and Affordable Home Improvements for Senior Safety

More and more seniors and baby boomers say they want to age in place. To do this, their homes must serve them well. Caregivers and family members can help make these improvements.

 
PRLog - Feb. 27, 2012 - The Society of Certified Senior Advisors has released an article that discusses how seniors are making home improvements which enable them to stay in their homes safely. As a person ages, the body naturally experiences changes in center of gravity and a loss of muscle strength. These changes put seniors at risk for falling and can lead to serious injury or even death. One in three people over the age of 65 take a bad fall each year http://www.csa.us/affordablehomeimprovements.

Excerpts from article:

Quick fixes for creating a safer environment

A good approach to begin creating a safer environment for seniors is to ask
them what they have trouble with around the house, or watch them move within
their home to determine what is causing them difficulty. The rooms in the home
where the senior spends the most time, such as the family room, bathroom,
kitchen, and bedroom, can be a good starting point. This room-by-room safety
guide helps the senior, adult child, or caregiver focus on easy changes for a
safer and more comfortable senior living space.

Overall Improvements:

•Cleanup clutter around the home to greatly lessen the chances of tripping. Look for any low-lying items that are on the floor, such as stacks of magazines or plants, which may be close to a walking path. Move electrical cords from lamps or in-home medical devices so that they are out of the way.
•Inspect the condition of the floor in each room. Carpet shouldn’t be too shaggy or be wrinkling; feet catch easily on both. Tile or vinyl can be slippery,
especially when wet. Secure throw rugs with anti-slip pads, tape them
down, or remove them altogether. Stairs are particularly dangerous, so
keep them clutter-free and install handrails on both sides.
•Ensure there is enough lighting outside leading into the home and inside the home, in all walkways, and in rooms that the senior uses the most. Keep flashlights in easy-to-see and -reach locations.
•Replace doorknobs with easy, lever-style handles.

This press release contains only small excerpts from its original source. To read the full length of, Easy and Affordable Home Improvements for Senior Safety, visit our Financial Library at http://www.csa.us/FinancialLibrary

The Society of Certified Senior Advisors (SCSA), provides free resources and tools for our members as an ongoing commitment that we have in helping professionals to understand the complex and dynamic lives of modern senior citizens.

About SCSA

SCSA’s mission is to educate professionals to work more effectively with their senior
clients. For those who work with seniors, this means understanding the key
health, social and financial factors that are important to seniors—and how
these factors work together. For more information about SCSA and its
educational course, please visit www.csa.us.

Get Information on Similar Topics. Download them now for free:

The Consumers Guide to Home Safety for Seniors    
http://www.csa.us/HomeSafetyGuide

Senior Medical Device                    
http://www.csa.us/MedicalDevice

Senior Housing - What You Need to Know Booklet
http://www.snapforseniors.com/portals/0/EducationBookletEmeritus.pdf



Contact:
Erica Ananich, SCSA
(888) 538-2599
society@csa.us            
www.csa.us/blog



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SCSA educates professionals to work more effectively with their senior clients. That means understanding the key health, social & financial factors that are important to seniors — so you can find success in the senior market.

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Source:Society of Certified Senior Advisors
Phone:800-653-1785
Zip:80222
City/Town:Denver - Colorado - United States
Industry:Home, Lifestyle, Family
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