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Senior helpers in home elder care of southeast michigan offers plan to improve home safety and security for older adults
 

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Senior Helpers provides many in-home, caregiving services for the elderly in Southeast Michigan. We offer extensive in-home care services for seniors who embrace their independence and the personal ...

Senior Helpers provides many in-home, caregiving services for the elderly in Southeast Michigan. We offer extensive in-home care services for seniors who embrace their independence and the personal dignity that goes with it. Our in-home care services are provided by bonded and insured caregivers all of whom pass a national background check.

If a senior family member needs in-home care services in Ann Arbor, Auburn Hills, Belleville, Berkley, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills and surrounding areas, we are an excellent choice with exemplary references. In-home care is the compassionate choice for your elderly loved ones' continued independent living. We promise we will do our best to make it a positive experience for them and you. For more information, please visit: http://seniorhelpers.com/location/2601.

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    Senior helpers in home elder care of southeast michigan offers plan to improve home safety and security for older adults Senior helpers in home elder care of southeast michigan offers plan to improve home safety and security for older adults Document Transcript

    • Help Protect the Elderly from Inside Hazards and Outside Threats<br />Did you know that of the three million Americans age 65 and older who are involved in accidents every year, a majority were injured right in their own homes? <br />The good news is that many of these accidents can be prevented. With a small investment of time and effort, you can help protect yourself or your loved one from dangers in the home. <br />A Five Step Plan for Protecting Against Accidents <br />There is no magic formula for avoiding mishaps in the home. But advanced planning and taking proactive steps can lower the risk. Here is a simple plan to follow for making safety a greater priority: <br />1. Make a conscious effort to understand the special risks and vulnerability of older adults. Take into consideration changes in balance, strength, and eyesight, as well as use of medications that might cause dizziness or drowsiness. <br />2. Perform a home safety assessment. Do a careful walk-through of the home, making note of what needs to be repaired or modified. (Go to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Senior Fall Prevention project to download the "Home Safety Checklist for Older Adults"). <br />3. Be sensitive to potential problems. For example, spilling water on the floor or leaving small toys around can be safety issues anywhere. In the home of an older friend or relative, such carelessness can be especially dangerous. <br />4. Follow up by dealing with the risks found during the inspection. This could be as simple as doing some home improvements or repairs yourself. It might involve arranging for some professional help. Put high-risk problems at the top of the list for immediate action. <br />5. Perform a periodic follow-up inspection. Needs and situations change, so don't take safety for granted.<br /> Home Safety & Security for Older Adults <br />Did you know that of the three million Americans age 65 and older who are involved in accidents every year, a majority were injured right in their own homes? <br />The good news is that many of these accidents can be prevented. With a small investment of time and effort, you can help protect yourself or your loved one from dangers in the home. <br />Home Security <br />Unfortunately, older adults are easy targets for burglary and assault. Statistically, they are victimized more often than other age groups. Here are several ways to make the home more secure: <br />• . . . All doors and windows should lock securely. <br />• . . . Exterior lighting should be ample. Cut back shrubbery if necessary to improve visibility from the street and neighboring homes. <br />• . . . All exterior doors should have view holes so occupants do not need to open the door if they don't know who is on the other side. <br />• . . . There should be at least one phone on every floor in the home and a phone by the bedside for emergencies; keep cell phone charged. <br />• . . . Emergency numbers should be clearly written out and taped on or next to the phone. <br />(c)2008 IlluminAge Communication Partners<br />####<br />About Senior Helpers:<br />Senior Helpers provides many in-home, caregiving services for the elderly in Southeast Michigan. We offer extensive in-home care services for seniors who embrace their independence and the personal dignity that goes with it. Our in-home care services are provided by bonded and insured caregivers all of whom pass a national background check.<br />If a senior family member needs in-home care services in Ann Arbor, Auburn Hills, Belleville, Berkley, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills and surrounding areas, we are an excellent choice with exemplary references. In-home care is the compassionate choice for your elderly loved ones' continued independent living. We promise we will do our best to make it a positive experience for them and you. For more information, please visit: http://seniorhelpers.com/location/2601.<br />