There’s No Place Like Home, Public Health Agency of Canada, 2008
There’s no place like home—and sometimes it seems like there’s no place safer.
For seniors, however, the home is where many injuries occur, and most of these
are due to falls. Changes that are part of the normal aging process, such as declining vision, hearing, sense of touch or smell and bone density can increase the risk of injury. Injuries can also be more of a problem for seniors because, as the body ages, it takes longer to heal and recover from injury.
This guide provides advice to seniors on how to prevent injuries by keeping their homes, themselves and their environments as safe as they can. Checklists allow seniors to verify and increase the safety of their surroundings and lifestyle, and real-life stories offer testimony to the value of adapting. Finally, the guide provides resource information and an order form for free publications on healthy aging.
Excerpt from Public Health Agency of Canada website – Retrieved January 2009.
Seniors’ Guide to Safety and Security – Directed at Seniors and their Caregivers, this Guide provides Information to recognize Elder Abuse, Frauds and Scams.