Making Home a Safe Place for the Aging Person
Over 10,000 people are turning 65 every day. And that is just in the United States. By the year 2030 there will be 74 million people in the US that are considered older adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Medial expenses for this population already top $31 billion each year. A large percentage of these medical expenses are related to incidents and accidents that occur at home.
What can be done?
There are many things that can be done to make aging in place a realistic goal. Caring for an aging parent or relative is hard enough without encountering safety concerns at every turn. Looking at each area of the house and what can be done to add safety precautions can be a daunting task. Breaking it down by room and looking at products to enhance safety in just one room at a time can help make the task more manageable.
Elder-Edge has put together a five part series of articles addressing each part of the home and recommending tips and products for making each area safer for the aging person. Read them and take the time to implement the ideas and install the products. Your health and safety and/or that of your aging loved one are worth it!