Remaining at home is a universal and powerful preference as people reach their older years. Simple safety and efficiency improvements should be recognized and undertaken early. Accident prevention is the first principle of Aging at Home. Falls that result in broken hips and limbs can bring about costly, long term complications in older people.
Common causes of accidents at home that can be rectified through our programs include:
- Faulty or difficult steps and missing handrails on entry and basement stairways
- Absence of grab-bars for in and out of bath tubs and for toilet use
- Bathtubs that are difficult to step into
- Use of step-stools for reaching high places
- Poor lighting
- Electric cords that cross floors