Today I discovered “The Safe Living Guide—A Guide to Home Safety for Seniors,” published by the Public Health Agency of Canada.
Did you know …
- Falls are the leading cause of seniors’ injuries and injury-related hospitalization in Canada.
- Nearly half of all injuries among seniors occur at home.
- Most falls incurred by seniors are preventable.
For seniors, living safely in their house, condo or apartment requires adapting the environment, behaviours and lifestyle to the normal changes that age brings.
The Guide provides checklists for verifying and increasing the safety of your surroundings and lifestyle, as well as tips for keeping healthy and active, keeping track of medicine, and keeping safe with aids and adaptations in the home. It’s a practical tool that, when combined with action, can prevent falls and other home injuries.
See how the Guide can help you or a loved one remain safely in his or her own home for as long as possible.