If you are searching for information on how to make your home safer for an older adult, then you’ve come to the right place.
Senior safety advice is for:
- seniors who are aging in place
- caregivers who are helping the elderly
- adult children whose aging parents are living with them
Our goal is to provide you with truly useful information and resources on how to make the living environment – the home – as safe as possible for older adults.
Home Modifications To Improve Safety
Click on any of the categories below to search for our informative articles on how to make each room of your home safer.
Safety is the main concern for anyone who is growing older as well as for the caregivers. So in the process of preparing your home for elderly parents, it’s important to keep “safety” at the top of your decision making process as you go through designing and adapting your rooms for them.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
- Each year, 3 million older people are treated in emergency departments for fall injuries.
- Each year at least 300,000 older people are hospitalized for hip fractures.
- More than 95% of hip fractures are caused by falling, usually by falling sideways.
- Falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries (TBI).
That’s why we are so passionate about providing safety information for seniors and the elderly here at SeniorSafetyAdvice.com. Our own experience as caregivers for our elderly parents showed us how vulnerable an older person can be.
According to HomeAdvisor.com – the most common injuries that independent seniors experience are:
- Car accidents
- House fires
- Joint dislocation
In fact, it’s estimated that every year, 18,000 Americans will die from an injury that they sustained in their home. With a little bit of knowledge, you can help your senior loved one to be safer and avoid being part of this alarming statistic.
Preparing Your Home For Your Elderly Parents
Of course there are multiple senior friendly home modifications that should be done before your elderly mother or father (or both) move in to your home. Just to name a few…
- Safety bars in the shower / bathtub
- Anti Slip rugs
- Wide doorways for wheelchair accessibility
- Rearranging kitchen cabinets and the refrigerator for easy access
- Accommodating for their favorite chair, medical equipment, etc.
We are constantly adding information to this website to help you and your parents make the adjustment as smooth as possible.
Safety Tips For Seniors
We are a comprehensive source of information for you, as either the person growing older in your home or as the caregiver of an elderly loved one who is aging in place.
We include every aspect of the home environment – from the kitchen to the bathroom, the living areas, the yard and more. Our goal is to help seniors who are aging in place to be as safe as possible in their homes and to help their children and/or caregivers by providing the information they need to help their elderly loved ones.
We look forward to helping you and your parents through this next adventure in your lives.