Essential Home Safety Strategies for Elderly

Key Numbers and Statistics Highlighting the Importance of Safety

  • Each year, around 28-35% of people aged 65 and above experience falls, a figure that climbs to 32-42% for those over 70. 
  •  Every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall.
    Older adults with cognitive impairment, such as dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, are at an increased risk of accidents and injuries.
  •  Seniors are at a higher risk of burn injuries, particularly from hot water, cooking accidents, and fires. 
Home Safety for elderly

People use different methods and approaches to provide safety for seniors. By combining different methods caregivers and family members create safety plans tailored to the specific needs and preferences of seniors, allowing them to age in place safely and independently.  Have a look at some of them:

  1. Use a Home Alarm for Elderly
  1. Ensure Good Lighting
  1. Organise Frequently Used Items for an Easy Reach
  1. Keep Floors Dry and Clean
  1. Provide Easy Mobility
  1. Regularly Check and Maintain Appliances for Safety