June is National Safety Month

According to the CDC, falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries among older adults. In fact, one out of three falls each and every year.

The bad news is how common this is. The good news is that it’s preventable. Yearly inspections (or even more frequent than that) of the home can easily reveal safety hazards. For instance, all chairs should be well padded, and tables should be round instead of square or rectangular.

Familiarity is also a friend, so avoid rearranging things or redecorating too drastically, as it may cause confusion or disorientation.

Another way to prevent falls and accidents for senior citizens is through consistent supervision and help with daily responsibilities. Select Home Care can help. We have locations all across the US–including Las Vegas, Pasadena, and Westlake Village–and we can tailor our services to fit your needs. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you. (877) 230-3160

 

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