Home Safety Seniors

Home safety seniors is both important and rather simple to ensure home safety for seniors.  And ensuring that your home is as safe as possible is important because as we age we often experience subtle changes that call for greater precautions to ensure our physical safety in our home. This page offers  suggestions that every senior should review on a regular basis so as to be as safe as possible. A fall can be devastating at our age.

Home fires are serious and more frequent that many people imagine. They are also dangerous.  More than 1,000 Americans aged 65 years or older die in a home fire each year. The United States Fire Administration/National Fire Data Center offers a web site with tips that you might want to check: 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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