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Home Safety Checklist: Preventing Falls When Grandma & Grandpa Come to Visit
Posted on June 19th, 20176/19/17 |
Everyone loves when grandma and grandpa come to visit, and keeping them safe from falls during their stay means more time enjoying their company and affection. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2.8 million older Americans are treated in emergency departments for fall injuries each year, so taking the necessary precautions around your home is key. Whether your older relatives are planning a full weekend stay or just an afternoon visit, it’s important to take their mobility and health status into consideration. In honor of National Home Safety Month this June, we’re here to help you protect your loved ones from potential harm.
Here is a checklist of easy and thoughtful safety tips to make your home comfortable and accessible for elderly visitors, allowing you and your family to make the most of your time together: