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10 Common Home Safety Issues and How to Fix Them

10 Common Home Safety Issues and How to Fix Them

For people over age 65, injuries at home such as falls or burns become increasingly more common. And as aging in place continues to grow as a trend, safety hazards become more of an issue. Normal aging causes changes in your eyesight and balance that can make some injuries more likely. Getting older also means your body needs longer to heal, so injuries can be more severe and cause more interruption in your life.

By keeping your home in good repair, you can continue to enjoy living independently as you age. These common home safety hazards are easy to miss, but they’re also easy to fix. Use these home safety tips for seniors to improve elderly safety and prevent avoidable accidents.

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Buyer's Guide: Selecting the Right Commode

Buyer's Guide: Selecting the Right Commode

Independently getting to the bathroom, especially in the middle of the night, can be difficult for those with disabilities or limited mobility. They may be in too much pain while they walk, be at risk of falling on the way, or even struggle to make it to the bathroom in time. 

A bedside commode is a safer alternative that can help them go to the bathroom without a caregiver's help and maintain their independence and dignity. In this guide, we'll go through everything you need to know about commodes so you can choose the best commode for you or your loved one.  

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Buyer's Guide: Selecting the Right Shower Seat

Buyer's Guide: Selecting the Right Shower Seat

Suppose you or a loved one has started experiencing balance or mobility issues. In that case, you may be considering purchasing bath safety products to help prevent falls and other injuries in the bathroom. A shower seat is one of the many options that can keep the bathroom safe and allow you to maintain independence while bathing.

This guide will help you assess whether a shower seat is the right bath safety option for you and, if so, how to find the best shower seat for your needs. 

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The 2020 Ultimate Guide to Bathroom Safety

The 2020 Ultimate Guide to Bathroom Safety

The bathroom is one of the most dangerous places in the house for seniors. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in four Americans 65 and older falls each year, and the National Institute of Aging found that 80% of these falls happen in the bathroom. 

That being said, the bathroom should be one of the first places you safety proof as you or your loved one ages. This guide provides you with everything you need to know to get started. 

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Buyer's Guide: Selecting the Right Transfer Bench

Buyer's Guide: Selecting the Right Transfer Bench

If you or a loved one has balance issues or limited mobility, you may be considering purchasing a bath safety product to help prevent falls as much as possible. A transfer bench is one of many bath safety options, and it can be confusing to decide if it's the right option for you. And once you decide, it can be overwhelming to try to find the best of its kind. 

This guide will walk you through everything you need to know about transfer benches, from who best benefits from one to the different factors to consider to find the right transfer bench.  

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The Caregivers Guide to In-Home Safety

The Caregivers Guide to In-Home Safety

When seniors fall, it can be more costly compared to younger people. It's essential to take preventative steps to help reduce the risk of your caree falling and injuring themselves. We've compiled these in-home safety tips and appropriate senior safety devices to help you go through your caree's home and ensure they aren't at high risk of injury. Use this as a home safety checklist for seniors when walking through the house.

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