Bathroom Safety Tips and Injury Prevention
Safe Step Walk-In Tub Co. believes that your health, safety and comfort are our top priorities. So, as a service to our current and future customers, we have gathered together some helpful websites and articles that address the issue of falls – one of the chief causes of injuries in older people. So take a look at these facts, tips and ways to prevent falls.
Safe Step wants you to be safe, stay healthy and live your life to the fullest every day, no matter what your age!
Aging News on Senior Journal: Features today’s aging news and information for senior citizens and baby boomers.
Essortment — Your Source for Knowledge: “Health Tips – Senior Safety.” Safety in the home is an important concern for older adults. This is a guide to help elderly people stay safe in the home or on vacation. Includes references for protection and prevention.
Fall Prevention Center of Excellence: The Mission of the Fall Prevention Center of Excellence is to identify best practices in fall prevention and to help communities offer fall prevention programs to older people who are at risk of falling.
Fraser Health: Falls and Injury Prevention. One in three adults over the age of 65 falls at least once per year. Falling can cause injury, loss of mobility and independence, and is the sixth leading cause of death in seniors.
InteliHealth — The Trusted Source®: Falls and their resulting injuries are a serious public health issue among older adults. Falls are associated with a considerable number of deaths, a considerable number of complications, reduced functioning and premature nursing-home admission. Read these frequently asked questions (FAQs) and answers about falls among the elderly.
National Institute of Health: Senior Health, Built with You in Mind. Free tips, stories and videos about healthy aging.
Preventing Falls: How to Develop Community-Based Fall Prevention Programs for Older Adults: Presented by the National Centers for Disease Control, this “how-to” guide is designed for community-based organizations who are interested in developing their own effective fall prevention programs. Download PDF version here.