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June is National Safety Month

June 18, 2021

June is National Safety Month. While everyone should be practicing safe habits every day of the year, it can’t hurt for seniors and their caregivers to review some measures they can take for additional peace of mind. Adults 65 and older are the most vulnerable for falls, and falls are the number one cause of injuries and injury deaths in this age bracket. Although many seniors are more active and living longer, more than 1 in 4 report falling. As 10,000 Baby Boomers turn 65 each day, more and more of us will have family, friends, and neighbors who age into this high risk pool. It only takes one small misstep to have a fall, no matter if you’re living in a memory care facility, have care at home or caregivers around you at all times. 

The safety practices we talk about here can benefit seniors’ physical and mental well-being. From your day-to-day activities to special vacations, ensure safety is at the core of everything you do with these tips. 

  • Remove clutter
  • Secure carpets to the floor
  • Wipe up spills
  • Install grab bars
  • Install stair railings
  • Exercise to strengthen
  • Remind those with assistive walking devices to use them!

 

While everyone should be practicing safe habits every day of the year, it can’t hurt for seniors and their caregivers to review some measures they can take for additional peace of mind.

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