Home Safety For Seniors Guide
Are you or a senior loved one interested in aging at home safely for as long as possible? Download our home safety for seniors’ guide for fall prevention tips, as well as advice on how to reduce potential hazards and prevent injuries at home as you grow older. Discover interior design choices to make a home more accessible and mobility friendly for older adults, plus learn about home safety tips, security devices and medical alert systems for seniors, including those living with dementia, low vision or hearing loss. You’ll find helpful home safety recommendations for seniors of all ages and abilities in our guide.
Home safety for seniors — what you should know
Seniors and caregivers can decrease injury, tripping and fall hazards at home with smart safety and home décor choices. In this essential guide, you’ll discover:
- Common senior safety issues at home. Did you know that falls are a leading cause of hospital admissions among Canadian seniors, for instance?
- A seniors’ home safety checklist with easy, room-by-room safety measures and fall prevention instructions to follow – indoors and out
- Interior design tips to help seniors live safely in style, including floor plans, lighting, furniture and more
- How to be proactive about home safety, including where to install safety and accessibility equipment and other senior safety tips and tricks
- Simple steps to prevent falls and reduce the fear of falling, from exercising to reviewing medications.
Technology and medical alerts promote home safety
Find advice on the latest senior tech and home security devices in our guide. You’ll also learn about:
- Available options if you want to invest in a medical alert system
- Safety features on smartphones, smartwatches and smart speakers
- Senior-friendly alarm systems to help prevent fire, carbon monoxide poisoning and flooding.
Home safety advice for seniors with special needs
Are you worried about how long your senior loved one can live at home safely, especially if they have vision or hearing loss? This primer on home safety for seniors includes valuable information on:
- Small changes — and big ones, too — to accommodate your loved one at home
- Room-by-room safety tips to enhance mobility and accessibility, remove danger and make daily tasks easier for people with low vision or macular degeneration
- Hearing impaired home modifications for seniors.
Home safety tips for seniors with dementia
It’s normal to be concerned about an aging spouse or parent living at home, but even more so when they have Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. In this guide, you’ll find:
- Home safety tips for seniors with memory loss, cognitive impairment or dementia, including assistive devices to protect the well-being and safety of seniors
- Tips on how to recognize the red flags when it’s time for you or your loved one to find connection, professional care and peace of mind in Assisted Living or Memory Care.