Home Safety Seniors

Home safety seniors is both important and is rather simple to ensure.  As we age there are often subtle changes in our body that can call for greater precautions to ensure our physical safety in our homes. This page offers a series of suggestions that every senior should review on a regular basis. 

Fires at home.On average, more than 1,000 Americans aged 65 years and older die each year in a home fire. The United States Fire Administration/National Fire Data Center has a web site with tips concerning fire home safety seniors

Falls at home.  As we age our natural balance begins to decline. This decline begins as early as age 40 and it is usually well established by the time we reach 50. Because the decline happen in a small amount each year, many people are not aware of it until that start stumbling or they fall. 

Every person who has passed their 40th birthday ought to spend a few minutes each day practicing some balance exercises.  These are simple. They do not require special equipment. Some people practice them at home. Others do them when they are at the gym or any time they have a few minutes of 'free' or waiting time.                                 

It is good to practice them when standing near a wall, a sink or any heavy piece of furniture so you can 'hold on' if your balance begins to fail. Just five minutes of practice each day can help.

The page begins with ways to test your balance and then moves on to some simple exercises that will strengthen your balance:  Balance test and exercises.

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